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Scoop: Spartz goes on air in #IN05
The Republican unveils a new bio ad in the hotly contested congressional race.
FIRST IN IMPORTATNVILLE: Victoria Spartz, the Republican candidate in Indiana’s 5th Congressional District, unveils her first ad of the general election today.
The 30-second spot, “Bold Thinking,” highlights Spartz’s business experience. “Victoria Spartz grew up in Eastern Europe, and built the American dream in Indiana, becoming a CPA, business owner, and state senator,” the narrator says.
The ad buy is 1000 points—six-figures over two weeks. Spartz faces former Democratic State Rep. Christina Hale, who began airing her second ad of the general election on Thursday. The race in the suburban Indianapolis district could decide which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives.
Three Hoosiers spoke at the RNC on night three: Former University of Notre Dame Football coach Lou Holtz, Second Lady Karen Pence and Vice President Mike Pence.
Here’s what Holtz, who endorsed Trump in 2016, said:
I used to ask our athletes at Notre Dame, “If you did not show up who would miss you and why?”
Can you imagine what would happen to us if President Trump had not shown up in 2016 to run for President? I am so glad he showed up.
Excerpts from Second Lady Karen Pence’s RNC convention speech:
President Trump and Vice President Pence have been supporting our United States Armed Forces, including our military families, on a significant scale. While traveling throughout our nation to educate military spouses about policy solutions President Trump has promoted, involving real, tangible progress in military spouse employment, I have been inspired to meet heroes like Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse.
These military spouses decided to start their own business, R. Riveter, named after the Rosie the Riveter campaign used to recruit women workers during World War II. R. Riveter makes beautiful handbags designed and manufactured exclusively by military spouses. Many of those spouses live all over the country. They prepare and send their section of the bags to the company located in North Carolina where the final product is assembled.
Excerpts from Vice President Mike Pence’s RNC convention speech:
The heroes who held this fort took their stand for Life, liberty, freedom and the American flag. Those ideals have defined our nation.
Yet they were hardly ever mentioned during last week’s Democratic Convention.
Instead, Democrats spent four days attacking America. Joe Biden said we were living through a “season of American darkness.”
But as President Trump said, “where Joe Biden sees American darkness, we see American greatness.”
Former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who has been a key surrogate for Democrats this week in convention counterprogramming, pushed back against Pence’s remarks:
Ryan Lizza, Politico: “Pence goes full MAGA”
On Wednesday, in a somnolent speech to a crowd of supporters without face coverings on the third night of the Republican National Convention, Pence pressed that disguise into service for Donald Trump. All week, Republicans have swerved between showcasing the minor celebrities of the MAGA diaspora (Charlie Kirk, Ric Grenell, Lara Trump) who thrill Trump’s hardcore supporters, and parading out conspicuously non-Trumpian figures (immigrants, people of color, women, medical professionals on the frontline battling Covid-19) intended to reframe the president as more likable, empathetic, moderate and accomplished — especially to those coveted suburban swing voters who have abandoned him.
That’s all for today. Thanks for reading.