President Donald Trump may have bragged about the TV ad time he did not buy during his campaign, but he is making up for it a bit with cable political ad buyers with his controversial cabinet picks.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee's six-figure TV ad buy targeting the nomination of Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary had stopped airing, but after Senate Democrats blocked a planned vote Tuesday on the nomination by boycotting a Senate Finance Committee nomination vote—Republicans called it disgraceful and a dereliction of duty—the group is looking to ramp that ad buy back up.
A source with the group said anti-Mnuchin ads will start re-airing Wednesday in Washington, D.C., and Nevada on Fox News, MSNBC and CNN. The Nevada ad is targeted at Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) asking that he reveal how he is voting on the nomination (they identify Heller as the most politically vulnerable Republican on the Senate Finance Committee).
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