A conservative super PAC that foresaw a “red wave” surge in Republican support during the midterms has added Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to its target list as the two-term incumbent is challenged by Trump-backed Leora Levy (R).
Blumenthal has a significant lead according to most polls, however a poll conducted by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates for the Connecticut Examiner in mid-October put Levy, a Jewish Cuban-American migrant whose family left to the Communist Castro regime, just under by five points.
Breitbart News reported that the Frontiers of Freedom Action (FFA) super PAC has launched its midterm campaign in 2022 by releasing ads in upstate New York that urged voters to ensure that the media covered the “corrupt bargain” between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and the party's far-left. Schumer, as the ads claimed, had agreed to follow the agenda of the left; in exchange, radicals who were firebrands, like “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), would not challenge Schumer in an election.
The advertisement, which will be shown during the evening newscasts in Hartford, Connecticut, hits “extremist Richard Blumenthal” for known scandals, including overstating his service in the military. He claimed that he was “in Vietnam,” while his service was within the U.S.
The ad also criticizes Blumenthal for being accused of “cast[ing] the deciding vote” on Democrat spending bills which, as the ad claims, led to a soaring rise in inflation. It also connects Blumenthal with numerous aspects of the Biden administration's major failings, like the Afghanistan withdrawal.
In a statement to the public, Frontiers of Freedom PAC President George Landrith said: “In Connecticut the polling has shown Blumenthal with weak support and his opponent Leora Levy pulled quite close in a recent Fabrizio poll and has momentum. She is an excellent candidate with very impressive educational and professional credentials but, most of all, she is an outspoken critic of Blumenthal’s leftist swing.”
“Republicans must expand the map and go for a big win in the Senate—people in Connecticut and New York are disgusted with Blumenthal and Schumer as symbols of a Democratic Party taken over by left wing extremists.”
Super PAC has expanded its ad buying into the Arizona and New Hampshire races for Senate. In both instances, their ads have coincided with a rise in the support of the Republican contestants.