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Exclusive: DCCC Targets Meehan, Costello, and Fitzpatrick With Twitter Ads

DCCC Twitter adsThe Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) are targeting Congressmen Pat Meehan (R-Delaware), Ryan Costello (R-Chester), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) as part of a national digital ad campaign.  

The Twitter ads hit the Congressmen on their votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and not holding town halls, as groups recently began calling for.  

“These digital ads expose them for being shameless enough to take people’s healthcare away and cowardly enough to then run scared from their constituents.,” DCCC Spokesman Evan Lukaske said.  

The Twitter ads will be targeted into the individual Congressional districts and feature an image of an empty chair on stage in front of a full auditorium asking where is the Congressman.  

Ad buys like these may not go very far in moving the needle of support, but can build momentum and engagement with supporters.  Early in an election cycle, having this sort of outreach can help build organization at the grassroots that is needed to win.  The DCCC also put full-time organizers on the ground in each of the districts, which helps boost the effectiveness of targeted digital campaigns.

Update: Costello’s campaign responded to the Twitter ads.

“His office has never turned down a request to meet from a constituent and just this afternoon Congressman Costello again held a town meeting inviting constituents to participate via social media and telephone,” Vincent Galko a Senior Adviser to the Costello campaign said in an email.

14 Responses

  1. The Soros-funded “Indivisible” network, as well as Obama’s Organizing for Action are behind the town hall disruptions. The stated intention of these two allied groups is not constructive input but rather promoting unrest.

    The disruptors are using classic Alinskyite tactics, and their shills in the left-leaning media omit this fact as well as information as to who is providing their funding and other support.

    The press do, however, give the disruptors as much coverage as possible. They also provide coverage of the left’s attacks on those of our elected representatives, including those here, who won’t take the bait and hold town halls for the left to disrupt and use as a publicity event.

  2. There are definitely a whole lot of details like that to take into consideration. That may be a great point to convey up. I provide the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions just like the one you bring up the place the most important factor will be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am positive that your job is clearly identified as a good game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of only a second’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  3. We need to support these reps because some of us non twitter participants haven’t have no way to communicate directly with leftist partisans directly.

  4. The difference with these “protests” is that in 2009, 2010, Tea Party Activists showed up on their own and firmly, yet persuasively got our points across. These protests now fomenting from Liberals are well organized (they bring in bus loads of “Activists”) and they’re only interested in shouting down the Representative or Senator and they’re not looking for “solutions” other than the Republican Congressmen/Senator’s resignation. They know they’re not going to get it, but they’ll do their best for the next 2-4-6 or 8 years to make it happen! It’s suspected that most of these “Angry Protesters” are being paid by their “Umbrella” groups, i.e. Organize for America,, Indivisible, and other Progressive groups.

    This will be the “norm” for the next 4-8 years, and the longer the Progressives keep using this tactic, the more they will find that not many people are listening to them.

  5. Re: Barletta townhall – Barletta hosted a public forum last night at Shippensburg. Seriously, agree with PACitz, the left needs to do their homework, maybe then they’ll be taken more seriously.

  6. The irony is that TP and Conservative were blasting these same districts with the same messaging for 8 years a long the same lines. I find it funny only when the left is out of power do they actually care about speaking out. Grow up and start talking policy – rhetoric that i’ve heard spoken by some of these protesters is absolutely plain silly. Members aren’t going to waste their time hosting a town hall when all the left complains about is Russia and a fake election and ‘trumped’ up claims of racism and sexism. Members will listen to an adult conversation. Try reaching out to their offices and setting up a meeting…again they’ll only do it if you talk about an issue with subtance. Talk substance!

  7. No need to have town halls that will just be disrupted by the angry left. We already know how they feel on many subjects by there tweets, marches, disrupting of things, and breaking of Windows. I’m sure our elected officials will once again have face to face town hall meetings when they can be constructive & civil.

  8. Add the 11th District’s “No Clue”Lou Barletta to the list. Hasn’t had a live Town Hall in years. BTW I vote, use Twitter & can spread the message by retweeting to my 2000 followers – and they vote too.

  9. “part of a national digital ad campaign.”

    Indeed? And just who is paying for all this. Do our perceive the sulphurous stench of Soros funding in all this?

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