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ICYMI: Democratic super PAC launches ads partially in Ukrainian in key states

The Hill reported on American Bridge’s newly released ads targeting markets with large Ukrainian-American populations in key swing states highlighting Republican attacks on Ukraine and their praise of Russian despot Vladimir Putin.

This five figure ad buy is running in four print outlets in markets with high Ukrainian-American populations in key battleground states — Cleveland, Detroit, and Philadelphia. The ad is running this week in Hudson Hub Times, Monroe Evening News, Burlington County Times, and the Doylestown Intelligencer.

The Hill: Democratic super PAC launches ads partially in Ukrainian in key states

By Julia Manchester | March 23, 2022

Key Points:

  • “Democratic super PAC American Bridge launched a partially Ukrainian-language ad campaign hitting Republican figures for past comments on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.” 
  • “The ad leads with a header in Ukrainian, and features quotes in English from Reps. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Ohio Senate candidates Josh Mandel and J.D. Vance, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which they suggested that U.S. domestic policies should take precedence over the crisis in Ukraine.”
  • “‘I don’t really care what happens to Ukraine one way or another,’ Vance is quoted in the ad.”
  • “‘Republicans at every level — from Donald Trump to their Senate candidates — have gone on the record to belittle Ukraine and Ukrainians and to praise war criminal Vladimir Putin. It’s disgusting and it’s wrong,’ American Bridge President Jessica Floyd said in a statement to The Hill.”

Read the full report here.

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