Progressives crank up filibuster pressure on Sinema with million-dollar ad buy in Arizona

By | June 21, 2021

NBC News reports:

A progressive group is launching a seven-figure ad campaign aiming to pressure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., to support abolition of the filibuster, as the Senate eyes a vote to advance major voting rights legislation.

The group, Just Democracy, is spending $1.2 million for TV ads and another $200,000 on digital ads in Arizona from June 21 to June 30, said a spokesman for the group, adding the effort will feature two ads on cable news programs, local news and local sports in the state.

In one ad, a narrator says: “Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema is failing us,” with footage of her flashing a thumbs-down in March on raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour and standing next to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, on a recent tour when she defended the 60-vote rule.

“As the GOP tries to silence our voices, she’s just standing by, supporting a Jim Crow relic instead,” the narrator says, invoking a term some on the left use to describe the filibuster. “You’re refusing to stand with us, Sen. Sinema. Why should we stand with you?” [Continue reading…]

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