Clarke Tucker, a Democrat running for a congressional seat not held by Republicans in Arkansas, released a new ad that says he supports house Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.
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A Democrat running for a congressional seat held by Republicans in Arkansas, released a new ad that says he will not support house Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in an attempt to defuse Republican attacks in the midst of the midterm elections.
Clarke Tucker, a representative of the state, who are the party’s primary last month, has won, in the air, the anti-Pelosi ad on all four channels in the 2. Congressional District.
The display follows the attacks of Republican U.S. house Rep. French Hill, accused him of supported by Pelosi allies in Washington. The democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is supposedly propped Tucker, as he was perceived as the best chance to win against the incumbent Congressman.
In the ad, Tucker hill POPs, and guaranteed to the voters that he would not support Pelosi he will be elected.
“Congressman Hill opened his campaign by attacking me, knowing that I have said from the first day that I did not vote for Nancy Pelosi. We’re better than that,” he said.
But the Hill campaign pushed back against his opponent, the efforts to distance itself from the top party leaders.
The Republican U.S. house Rep. French Hill criticized his opponent is in connection with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi ally.
“Clarke Tucker is the hand-picked candidate of Nancy Pelosi, the liberal Washington allies because, you know, Clarke-Tucker-supports higher taxes and bigger government, and the French Hill will continue to champion lower taxes and a stronger economy,” said Mike Siegel, a spokesman for Hill’s campaign.
Tucker said earlier, the New York Times in March that the victory of the Democrats, Conor Lamb, which is also against Pelosi in a special election in Pennsylvania’s deep-red district validated its approach to position, and against the leadership in Washington, DC
He says he has told his party in Washington, he was “very frustrated with the leadership of the house in the two parties,” that Lamb’s seat “a lot, as I am, you ran away.” He added: “I think the voters are interested in changing the leadership in Washington.”
The race between Tucker and hill will benefit from an infusion of money from Republican groups. US-sen. Tom Cotton’s political action committee, the Republican majority Fund, announced on Wednesday that it will spend six figures on a campaign on the side of the Republican candidate. The money will belong to Mailer, online ad, Pelosi to Tucker and TV advertising in the later stages of the campaign.
Tucker’s anti-ad Pelosi was the first of the kind to him, like his previous ads focused on the health and veterans Affairs. Democrats are targeting Hill’s, because they believe he is vulnerable because of his opposition to the Federal health-care overhaul.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.