The super PAC affiliated with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is spending six figures on a digital advertising campaign slapping Democrats for sitting on their hands during President Trump's first State of the Union Address.
Congressional Leadership Fund is targeting independent voters in battleground House districts. Independents have been skeptical of Trump's polarizing leadership, putting the GOP's House majority in jeopardy in the midterms.
But snap polling from Tuesday evening's State of the Union showed that independent voters were pleased with Trump's address, and CLF is using it to try and drive a wedge between them and the Democrats.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., remains a toxic figure, and she is featured prominently in the new ad.
“While Americans were applauding for more money in their paycheck thanks to pro-growth tax reform, the Democrats were pouting. This is the exact type of contrast CLF will be highlighting throughout 2018 as we look to strengthen the Republican majority,” CLF Executive Director Corry Bliss said in a statement.