A left wing Super PAC is slowly releasing a new ad campaign that will highlight 2016 Trump voters who regret their decision in the ballot box. American Bridge, a liberal Super PAC, has said that they will spend $50 million in a four-state campaign aimed at rural voters.
The ads will specifically focus on voters in counties that went for Obama in 2012 but for Trump in 2016, according to a report from The Hill. American Bridge’s vice president said, “We will 100 percent be focused on cutting into Trump’s support with rural working-class voters.”
On Tuesday, the first two of the ads in that campaign were released. The first spot shows Mark, a Trump voter in Erie, Pennsylvania. Mark says, “I voted for Donald Trump in 2016 because I thought he would make a change.” He says later, “Donald Trump only plays favorites for people like himself, not Erie, Pennsylvania.”
Mark adds later, “Voting for Donald Trump in 2020 would be like putting gasoline on a fire.” Erie County was one of the largest flips of Trump’s 2016 victory and, for political junkies, has become a sort of barometer for Trumpism. In 2012, Obama carried the county — which also contains the city of Erie — by 16 points but Trump won it by two points.
Meet Mark. He's a lifelong resident of #Pennsylvania and he voted for @realdonaldtrump in 2016.— American Bridge (@American_Bridge) November 12, 2019
Watch and hear why #Trump won't get his vote in 2020. #2020Election #VoteBlue #trumpregrets pic.twitter.com/4Sk4HTK7Sh
In another ad from American Bridge, viewers meet David, who lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. David says in the ad that he works for a plumbing and heating company and that “in 2016, I backed Trump because he wasn’t a politician and that, to me, made him look kind of like me.”
He adds later, “It seems that now that he’s in office, he’s right in there with them, being all crazy. He definitely thinks he’s above the law.”
The clip closes with David saying “in 2016, I voted for Trump, but not this time.”
Meet David, a resident of Eau Claire, #Wisconsin. David voted for @realDonaldTrump in 2016. Watch and hear why #Trump won't get his vote in 2020.— American Bridge (@American_Bridge) November 12, 2019
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Trump pulled out a narrow and unexpected win in Wisconsin in 2016 on the backs of rural voters and — like Erie County, Pennsylvania — political watchers have been constantly analyzing the key districts in the state.