A GOP women’s group is launching a digital ad focused on immigration to boost Republican Mazie Philip ahead of next week’s special election in New York’s 3rd Congressional District.
The Winning for Women Action Fund, a group that supports female Republican candidates, is launching a “six-figure” digital ad buy, according to an announcement first shared with NBC News. The group spent about half a million dollars on the race.
Philip, a Nassau County legislator, is running against former Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi in Tuesday’s election to replace former Democratic Rep. George Santos. was expelled after a damning Ethics Committee investigation.
“In the Congress, Mazi will protect the border and work with it [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to curb illegal immigration and stop Tom Suozzi’s open borders agenda,” says one narrator. 15 second spot. The ad also highlights Philip’s biography as an Ethiopian immigrant fighting in the Israel Defense Forces, labeling her as a “soldier, mother.” [and] conservative warrior”.
Immigration dominated the airwaves in District 3While neighboring New York City is struggling with an influx of migrants, it is located on Long Island. Suozzi countered the attacks on this issue by launching his own ads targeting immigrationpromised to work with both sides for the security of the border.
Suozzi recently targeted Philip over a bilateral border security deal It exploded in the Senate. In a statement, Philip said the measure “is a complete non-starter for me because it legitimizes the occupation that is currently taking place on our southern border.” Suozzi this week blasted Philip for ruling out potential action on border security, saying he was “aligned with the extreme wing of his party.”
The new spending underscores how both parties are engaged in special elections, with Democrats looking to sweep a seat that President Joe Biden won by 8 percentage points in 2020 and Republicans looking to hang on to their razor-thin majority.
“This special election is absolutely critical, and we’re proud to be in the running for this seat,” said Danielle Barrow, executive director of the Women’s Action Fund for Success.
So far, Democrats have outspent Republicans in the race. According to AdImpact, Suozzi and aligned outside groups dropped $9.5 million in ads, compared to $5 million for Republicans.