Democratic PAC pours thousands into ads boosting far-right pro-Trump candidate in latest meddling attempt
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Democrats are again weighing in on the midterms with ad campaigns highlighting pro-Trump candidates ahead of the primaries in an apparent effort to boost the candidate seeking the Republican nomination.
The latest effort comes from Democrats Serve, a new Democratic PAC supporting candidates with a background in public service, which spent thousands promoting New Hampshire congressional candidate Bob Burns as the ultra-conservative candidate running in the primary Republicans against Keene Mayor George Hansel. The winner of the primary will face vulnerable Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster in the midterm race for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District.
“Meet Bob Burns, the ultra-conservative candidate for Congress,” says the ad’s narrator over a photo of Burns with former President Donald Trump.
The ad shows Burns describing himself as “The only unapologetically pro-Trump conservative. I’m against a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. I want to build the wall and I’m a candidate for “America First”.
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“Burns is following Trump’s playbook on border, immigration and guns. If we send Bob Burns, the ‘unapologetic conservative,’ to Congress, New Hampshire will burn.”
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Kuster did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment, seeking his thoughts on the Democratic group’s investment in a Republican campaign as he runs unopposed for the Democratic nomination for the seat.
Democrats Serve has reportedly spent $94,000 on ads to boost Burns in the weeks leading up to his primary election.
The ad is one of several recent attempts by Democratic Party groups to promote a far-right candidate ahead of his primary in the hope that he will advance to the midterms this fall.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) ran several ads with the same intent, a move that appeared to be successful in some races.
An ad highlighting John Gibbs, the Trump-backed GOP candidate running in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, claimed he is “too conservative for West Michigan.” Shortly after the ad ran statewide, Gibbs won the Republican primary against Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., one of 10 conservative representatives who voted to impeach Trump.
Another example of Democratic interference came from the Arizona Democratic Party, which “thanked” Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson for her contributions to the Democratic Party over the years. Her Trump-endorsed opponent, Kari Lake, won the primary against Robson after the email was sent.
The Democrats’ strategy is considered politically risky, as it could backfire if more right-wing Republicans get the nomination and win in November.
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New Hampshire’s primary election will take place on September 13.