Abortion Commercials 24/7 in Arizona
A Democratic PAC launches a wave of ugly commercials targeting candidates who won this week's GOP primary.
Some would say the glass is half empty for Democrats, with record inflation, a tone deaf social agenda, high gas prices, inflamed tensions in Russia and China, etc.
But the U.S. Supreme Court handed Democrats a priceless gift in June when the conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade.
Two days after the GOP primary, Arizona television stations were blanketed with dark commercials with forboding music from the Democratic super pac, Senate Majority PAC (SMP). The commercials target Blake Masters, who won the GOP nomination to challenge Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona, but feature a picture of Kari Lake, who won the GOP nod for Arizona governor.
In one SMP commercial, Brianna, a young woman from Phoenix, said three years ago she had an ectopic pregnancy and would have bled to death without an abortion, leaving behind three young children. She says Masters opposes all abortion, even to save the life of the mother, and is too extreme for Arizona.
Indeed, Masters has advocated a “federal personhood law” banning abortion nationwide. But does this mean he opposes all abortion no matter what? He declined to respond to a request for comment.
Lake’s position appears to be more nuanced than Masters’, though certainly not crystal clear.
The GOP has no answer to the SMP onslaught. The National Republican Senatorial Committee in May conceded that most Americans support abortion subject to reasonable restrictions. The Committee urged Republican candidates to demonstrate “compassion and kindness toward all people, mother and child, born and unborn.”
Masters is a former CEO of the Thiel Capital, an investment firm that specializes in the technology sector. His web site omits any mention of abortion.