Pa. lawmaker targeted by GOP group over stance
WASHINGTON — A political committee that supports House Republican candidates is using digital ads to accuse three House Democrats, including Pennsylvania’s Matt Cartwright, of backing “a radical scheme to impeach President Trump.”
The ads are among the first to use House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump to target that party’s congressional candidates.
The spots by the Congressional Leadership Fund target veteran Cartwright, whose district covers northeastern Pennsylvania, as well as freshmen Reps. Elaine Luria of Virginia and Elissa Slotkin of Michigan. They are among 31 House Democrats representing districts that Trump carried in 2016.
Cartwright, who formerly represented parts of the Lehigh Valley, won his House seat by 10 points in 2016 even as Trump carried it by 10 points. Cartwright represents the 8th District.
The Luria ad, largely verbatim to the other two, says the effort is “Dividing the country. Tearing us apart. Because she doesn’t like the president.”
The group plans to run the ads during Congress’ current two-week recess.
Laura Olson, The Morning Call’s Washington correspondent, contributed to this story.
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8th District, is being targeted in ads.