Donald Trump and Chuck Schumer are headed for a major showdown in 2022.
Round one went to Trump.
Chuck Schumer suffered a crushing setback that will leave Donald Trump gloating.
Republicans need to flip one seat in the U.S. Senate to oust Chuck Schumer as Senate majority leader.
The political environment deteriorated for Democrats as Joe Biden’s sagging approval ratings remain stuck in the toilet.
Donald Trump endorsed former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt to defeat Nevada Democrat Senator Catherine Cortez Masto – who is one of the most vulnerable incumbents up in next November’s election.
Polls show a tight race with Laxalt within five points.
Chuck Schumer and his allies panicked over those numbers due to polls showing voters blaming Joe Biden for the economic death spiral of high inflation and supply chain shortages.
Schumer’s allied Super PAC – the Senate Majority PAC – dumped money into false and misleading attack ads to try and drag down the Trump-backed Laxalt.
But the KTVN News in Reno, Nevada took down one of the ads after the National Republican Senatorial Committee fired off a letter to local affiliates in Nevada demanding they pull the ad because it was false and misleading.
“The Advertisement, entitled ‘Standing in the Way,’ makes three unfounded claims based on erroneous citations: that Laxalt is (1) ‘opposing relief for Nevada’s economy’; (2) ‘says no to lower prescription drug costs for seniors on Medicare’; and (3) that Laxalt ‘even opposes the expanded child tax credit for working parents,’” the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s letter read.
The letter then outlined exactly why the Schumer-allied Super PAC’s ad was false by noting that the articles the ad cited to back up their claims did not include Laxalt’s name or his stance on that issue.
“SMP’s citations do not support what the Advertisement claims. Indeed, Laxalt’s positions on these issues are not even mentioned. As such, your station is now on notice of airing a false and defamatory advertisement, and we demand that you remove it from your airwaves immediately,” the letter read.
KTVN yanked the ad announcing in a statement that they “will be pulling the ad as of tomorrow unless new documentation or information comes in that changes the course of our decision.”
Laxalt bragged about KTVN pulling the ad and released a statement boasting that Chuck Schumer was so desperate to prop up one of his vulnerable incumbents that Schumer’s allies resorted to running false ads 13 months before the election.
“Chuck Schumer is so desperate to save Catherine Cortez Masto that he’s attacking me for her own failures,” Laxalt exclaimed. “This shows that she and Schumer will say anything to win this race, no matter if it aligns with the facts or not and proves to Nevadans that they can’t trust their words.”
The number one variable in any midterm election is the approval rating of the president.
Right now Joe Biden is stuck in the low 40s and Schumer and his cronies obviously see no rebound in sight so they are kicking the smear campaign into high gear.
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