The pro-Trump Great America Alliance is launching a multimillion-dollar ad buy Wednesday boosting Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination in five states.
Great America Alliance, the offspring of the Great America PAC that boosted President Trump during the 2016 campaign, will spend $3.5 million on television and digital ads in Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Great America Alliance's Patrick Dorinson told the Washington Examiner the group may expand the ad buy in coming days.
"We're gearing up for the Gorsuch fight, followed up by the tax and regulatory reform fights we think is going to be coming," said Eric Beach, co-chairman of the Great America Alliance. "We built a very unique data file, about 30 million records of Trump supporters throughout the election, so we test them constantly on the issues that matter the most and they're very pleased with the Gorsuch nomination."
Great America Alliance is releasing two new ads that will begin airing this week. The Washington Examiner got a look at one of the ads that targets Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat up for re-election next year in a state that voted for Trump..
"Neil Gorsuch is one of the most distinguished judges in America," a narrator says. "A Harvard Law graduate and Supreme Court clerk and unanimously confirmed as a judge by the Senate."
An image of McCaskill flashes onscreen as the narrator continues, "But now that Judge Gorsuch has been nominated for the Supreme Court, some senators seem more interested in scoring political points instead of doing their job. Tell Sen. McCaskill not to play games and support Judge Gorsuch. America deserves progress, not political games."
Great America Alliance's effort on the federal appeals judge accompanies its advertising push in support of the president's agenda that the group started last week with national ads. Senate hearings on Gorsuch's nomination begin next week.