One Day After Liberal Group Attacks Him, Trump Tweets Support for Pete Sessions – NTK Network One Day After Liberal Group Attacks Him, Trump Tweets Support for Pete Sessions

One Day After Liberal Group Attacks Him, Trump Tweets Support for Pete Sessions

Patients for Affordable Drugs launched a $250,000 ad campaign against the Texas congressman on Tuesday. By Wednesday, Sessions had the full support of the White House.

By NTK Staff | 10.03.2018 @11:00am
One Day After Liberal Group Attacks Him, Trump Tweets Support for Pete Sessions

Liberal special interest group Patients for Affordable Drugs Action, a super PAC funded by liberal billionaires Laura and John Arnold, announced Tuesday it was launching an attack ad campaign against Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX).

The group said it’s spending $250,000 to attack Sessions with digital and mail ads. Their stated reason for going after Sessions is because they claim he’s too close to the pharmaceutical industry, but a closer look at their tactics reveals that they’re targeting Republicans they believe are vulnerable in 2018.

Patients for Affordable Drugs’ digital ad features a woman named Lora, a Texas resident who says she voted for President Trump but can’t support Sessions.

The president complicated that messaging on Wednesday by tweeting his full-throated support for Sessions. He called Sessions strong on crime, the border, the military, veterans, and the Second Amendment. It’s not clear whether Trump’s move is a direct response to the group’s tactics, or just a coincidence.

Sessions faces Democrat Colin Allred in November, in what many expect to be a close race. In 2016, Sessions’ district went for Hillary Clinton by three percentage points.

Patients for Affordable Drugs is also attacking Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) and Bob Hugin, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, this cycle.

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