Frank argued quite persuasively last week that it wasn’t House Bill 2 itself that doomed North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory in his reelection bid, but rather the overwhelming negative publicity dumped on the state by the left-leaning media and corporate-entertainment-sports complex.
Congratulations, President-elect Trump. Congratulations to the historic, never-before-seen governing majority he assembled. It’s time to hope I was wrong and work for President Trump’s success — for America’s success.
Here are my first six takeaways from last night’s historic victory:
1.) The RNC’s “Autopsy” from 2012 got it exactly wrong in arguing the key to victory was less social conservatism and more of the standard GOP economic message. One key to Trump’s victory was to combine social conservatism with a new populist economic message. Continue Reading
Pro-life groups are in the final stages of reaching voters as early voting continues across the country. On Monday, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) released new numbers for their grassroots campaign, announcing that more than 700 pro-life activists are working with them and their partner PAC, Women Speak Out, knocking on over 1 million doors over the 2016 election cycle.
Groups like SBA List are working overtime to reach voters — pro-life and pro-choice alike — while being out-spent by the abortion lobby.
Last month, I wrote about the Associated Press’ interactive tool that allows us to see where both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — as well as the various super PACs supporting or opposing them — are spending money on TV ads. You can check it out here.
At the time, the situation looked somewhat dire. Week to week, the Trump campaign was getting outspent by the Clinton campaign at least 5 to 1, and sometimes by more. Continue Reading
The Associated Press has a very cool interactive tool that allows you to see where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — and the various super PACs supporting or opposing them — are spending money on TV ads. Check it out here.
Using this tool, we gain a better understanding of the Trump campaign’s electoral strategy. While pro-Trump and anti-Clinton super PACs have been spending on TV ads for quite some time, the Trump campaign didn’t officially go on the air until the week of August 14. Continue Reading
Planned Parenthood is certainly going all in on 2016 — and Donald Trump is the abortion lobby’s clear enemy number one.
Fresh off of their most recent victory in Congress, where they successfully forced Republicans to back down yet again from opposition to federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the pro-abortion behemoth is now finalizing plans on an extensive campaign to derail any chances of a GOP victory in November:
In all, the group plans to spend $30 million to sway the 2016 election, double its spending in 2012.
Donald Trump just dropped a bomb: his campaign is spending $10 million on TV ads in nine different states over the next week.
This marks a significant change in strategy for the Trump campaign, which previously relied almost entirely on earned media coverage. According to NBC News, since the primary ended, Hillary Clinton had outspent Trump on the air $68 million to $4 million as of last week.
The Trump campaign had previously run commercials in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida. Continue Reading
Donald Trump will begin running TV commercials in several swing states on Friday, according to The Wall Street Journal:
As he continues to slip in the polls, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is poised to begin airing his first television ads of the general election starting Friday in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, according to a campaign adviser.
Mr. Trump, who frequently boasts that he beat several primary challengers who spent far more money than he did, has yet to air a single television ad since he clinched the nomination.
Since the conclusion of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the GOP has been tearing itself apart. And Senator Ted Cruz is already positioning himself to pick up the pieces and put the party back together.
National Review is reporting that Cruz donors are less-than-happy with his actions, however. Some are even threatening to support other candidates in future races.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been massively outspending Donald Trump on advertising since the beginning of this election, including in several key swing states. According to one report, as of July 13th the Clinton campaign and pro-Clinton PACs had booked more than $111 million on TV and radio ads through the election, while Trump and his PACs had booked a little over $650,000, due in part to GOP megadonors’ hesitance in supporting him.
This week, however, one pro-Trump super PAC is trying to start closing that gap, with a $1 million ad buy in several swing states. Continue Reading