California Republicans have been largely united on the House tax bill, but with pressure building through ads by a host of concerned groups, two conservative political action committees went up Monday with new ads encouraging them to back the plan.
The $1.5 million in television and online ads from American Action Network, a super PAC connected with House Speaker Paul Ryan, target 23 Republicans in California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The California members are Reps. Jeff Denham of Turlock, David Valadao of Hanford, Steve Knight of Palmdale, Mimi Walters of Irvine and Darrell Issa of Vista.
The ads target some Republicans in high tax states who have said they have concerns about ending certain deductions, like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local tax deduction. Issa is the only California Republican who has said he cannot back the bill unless changes are made.