Republicans will face a massive gender gap at the polls this November, but they’re still betting big on an ad strategy that demonizes two of the most recognizable women in American politics.
Over the past 30 days, close to 100 Republican-funded TV spots casting Hillary Clinton, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — or both — as villains have aired more than 34,000 times, according to data compiled for POLITICO by Advertising Analytics. In three battleground Senate races alone — Indiana, Missouri and West Virginia — ads featuring Pelosi or Clinton blanketed TV screens, running more than 1,100 times in each state.
GOP deploys Pelosi and Clinton to rouse the base in midterms
‘If you are a Republican — man, woman, child or house plant — you are genetically predisposed to detest Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary is not far behind.’