The fight to define the effects of the new tax law is continuing with new ads that target four vulnerable California Republicans.
The six-figure ad buy from the American Action Network, a nonprofit with ties to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), will run on television and online through January. They are tailored to Reps. Jeff Denham of Turlock, David Valadao of Hanford, Mimi Walters of Irvine and Steve Knight of Palmdale.
The ads feature a couple, Fortino and Bertha Rivera of Santa Ana.
Knight and Walters pushed House leaders to reduce modifications to two popular deductions in California. Denham and Valadao were early supporters of the bill. All four represent districts that are among Democrats’ 2018 targets. It is the first wave of $10 million the group plans to spend to promote the new tax law. Similar ads are running in dozens of congressional districts.
Democrats and Republicans are pushing different narratives about what the new tax law will mean for the average American. The ads that flooded vulnerable incumbents’ districts in the weeks before the tax vote are expected to continue.