WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest outside Democratic group announced Tuesday that it will spend as much as $450,000 per week on ads aimed at weakening President Donald Trump in battleground states.
Priorities USA Chairman Guy Cecil said the group is primarily targeting voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Nevada and Florida. The online ads will focus on Trump’s handling of the economy.
Cecil said the economy may be doing well overall under Trump, but polling shows many Americans feel the prosperity hasn’t trickled down.
He said wages haven’t kept pace, health care and college remain unaffordable and the tax cut championed by Trump and the GOP primarily rewarded the wealthy.
“Most Americans describe the economy as being good. Most Americans also describe their own situation as being tenuous,” Cecil said. “Our job is to make sure we are constantly putting these types of things in context.”