DES MOINES, Iowa – The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) released an ad targeting U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. The NRCC wants to tie her to President Joe Biden, whose poll numbers in Iowa have dropped.
A Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll shows that just 31 percent approve of the president’s job performance while 62 percent of Iowans disapprove.
Axne is one of 17 Democratic lawmakers the NRCC sees as vulnerable.
In addition to Axne, the NRCC targeted Democratic U.S. Reps. Tom O’Halleran in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, Josh Harder in California’s 10th Congressional District, Stephanie Murphy in Florida’s 7th Congressional District, Carolyn Bourdeaux in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, Jared Golden in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, Elissa Slotkin in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, Haley Stevens in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, Chris Pappas in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, Tom Malinowski in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, Tom Suozzi in New York’s 3rd Congressional District, Sean Patrick Maloney in New York’s 18th Congressional District, Antonio Delgado in New York’s 19th Congressional District, Peter DeFazio in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District, Matt Cartwright in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District, Vincete Gonzalez in Texas’ 15th Congressional District, and Elaine Luria in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District.
The ad also criticizes the Democrats’ plan to implement the “biggest tax increase in decades.”
This ad is the NRCC’s first paid media campaign of the cycle attacking President Biden, whose approval ratings nationally have also taken a hit.
“House Democrats are helping Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi pass the biggest tax hike in decades. With costs already through the roof, the last thing middle-class Americans need is the government taking more money from their paychecks. Voters will hold every Democrat who votes for this reckless tax and spending spree accountable,” Tom Emmer, chairman of the NRCC, said in a released statement.
Watch the ad above.