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New Campaign to Tell Three Senate Dems: “What’s Stopping Us” From Tax Reform?

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) will spend $4.5 million on television ads asking three Senate Democrats to support tax reform.

Joe Donnelly

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a key conservative group, is targeting three Senate Democrats up for re-election with a $4.5 million ad campaign asking them to support tax reform.

The campaign was announced on Thursday morning, and will run in Wisconsin (Sen. Tammy Baldwin), Indiana (Sen. Joe Donnelly), and Missouri (Sen. Claire McCaskill). All three are on the 2018 ballot in states Donald Trump won.

The script, read by a woman on screen, according to a release from AFP:

People are sick of politics. I am too. But fixing our broken tax system isn’t about politics – it’s about helping people.

It means the powerful, the well-connected, politicians — they’ll stop benefiting from a rigged system.

It means average Americans will have more to spend on what’s important to them.

That’s what tax reform will do. So, what’s stopping us?

Donnelly recently joined President Trump for his speech on tax reform in Indiana, but expressed hesitation about the tax reform framework released last week.

Other Democrats being targeted to support tax reform are Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Jon Tester (D-MT).

If Republicans try to pass tax reform under reconciliation rules, however, they need only 50 votes to pass a bill. Currently, Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate.