There’s nothing subtle about the DCCC’s new ads against PA-8 GOP nominee Brian Fitzpatrick.
They all have two clear goals: telling voters that Brian Fitzpatrick is not popular incumbent Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (although they tellingly neglect the fact that Brian is Mike’s younger brother) and emphasizing that Fitzpatrick supports Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
In fact, all four fifteen-second spots begin the same way.
“Brian Fitzpatrick is not Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and it shows,” the narrator starts. “Brian Fitzpatrick supports Donald Trump.”
The narrator will then remind the viewer about a controversial Trump statement or action. In “Disability” it was his mocking of a disabled New York Times reporter. “Dangerous” mentions a letter signed by Republican national security officials casting doubt on the GOP nominee’s qualifications to be Commander-in-Chief. “Goldstar” focuses on Trump’s comments about the Khan family while “Women” points out his remarks about Rosie O’Donnell.
The 8th Congressional District represents all of Bucks County as well as parts of upper Montgomery County.