EXCLUSIVE: The House Republican reelection committee is taking aim at 15 Democrats it considers vulnerable in the 2022 midterm elections with a new online ad blast that highlights the national rise in inflation.
We all feel it, says the narrator in the spots shared on Thursday at Fox News by the National Republican Congressional Committee that were shared first with the National Republican Congressional Committee on Thursday The narrator charges that Democrats' harmful economic policies are making everyday goods cost more before urging viewers to call the Democratic representative of Congress being targeted in the ad to tell them: "We can't afford this.
The NRCC says it is spending five figures to run the digital spots as part of an overall six-figure ad blitz this month.
All of the lawmakers targeted are on a large list of House Democrats the NRCC considers vulnerable in next year's midterms.
Republicans have been ramping up attacks on President Biden and congressional Democrats the past two months over the increase in fuel and food prices in hopes to reach frustrated voters.
The NRCC went up with a modest digital Ad Blitz leading up to and during Independence Day weekend of last month. Burgers, buns, propane gas. This year your Fourth of July is more expensive because Democrats' harmful economic policies are making everyday goods cost more, the narrator in the spots argued.
More than eight in 10 Americans questioned in a Fox News poll said they were very or extremely concerned about inflation in June. And roughly seven in 10 said that recent increases in gas and food prices were causing a hardship for their families.
Most economists blame the collapse in prices for fuel and other commodities on a lack of demand amid the global economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, the worst pandemic to afflict the globe in a century. And many economists point to the continued increase of demand this year after the COVID regime was extended for fueling the MOOCILE increase in prices across the country.
In a speech in the White House two weeks ago, Biden pledged that my administration is doing everything we can to address the rise in price. He argued that these disruptions are temporary.
The spike in inflation seems to be taking a political bite out of Biden. The president's approval rating in handling the economy remained underwater at 43% approval disapproval in a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday. That's down from 48% - 43% in the Quinnipiac survey to May 2015. The approval ratings of US presidents are a key indicator heading into the midterm elections.
The GOP needs a net gain of five seats to regain the House Majority that it lost in the midterms of 2018. House Republicans have history on their side as they seek to regain control of the chamber. The party that controls the White House loses approximately 25 House seats in the midterm elections following the election of a new President on average,. And the once-in-a-decade redistricting process, pegged to the 2020 census - is also expected to generally favor Republicans over Democrats.