The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) rolled out Wednesday a new list of announcements targeting vulnerable House Democrats on inflation.
The 10 Democrats targeted in the ads are Rep. Tom O’Halleran (Arizona), Greg Stanton (Arizona), Jahana Hayes (Conn.), Sharice Davids (Kan.), Elissa Slotkin (Mich.), Dan Kildee (Mich. ), Angie Craig (Minn.), Chris Pappas (NH), Ann Kuster (NH) and Kim Schrier (Wash.).
The announcement cites an estimate published by Bloomberg Economy last month in which the average American household will have to spend an additional $5,200 per year, or $433 per month, due to inflation.
The announcement also refers an analysis by the Associated Press released last month, which revealed that pandemic relief money was being spent by state and local governments on measures unrelated to the pandemic, such as renovating a minor league baseball stadium in the Dutchess County, New York, and an upscale hotel in Broward County, Florida. .
“House Democrats voted for reckless spending trillions that funded luxury hotels, golf courses and ski resorts,” NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) said in a statement. communicated to The Hill. “Now every American pays a $5,200 inflation tax every year.”
The announcement is the latest GOP effort to hit Democrats on inflation, which has hit a 40-year high in the United States. Consumer prices have risen 8.5% since last year.
But Democrats have recently hit back at Republican attacks in an effort to turn the tide on the issue. On Monday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched a billboard in Davids’ district targeting his likely GOP opponent Amanda Adkins’ opposition to a gas tax exemption in an effort to make lower prices at the pump.
Adkins’ campaign called the federal gas tax exemption “political theatre” in a statement to The Hill.