Super PAC previously accused of race-baiting now airing radio ad attacking Catherine Cortez Masto
Las Vegas, NV – Despite numerous calls to denounce a new radio ad smearing his opponent, Catherine Cortez Masto, Congressman Heck decided his time was better spent this morning touting his out-of-touch agenda on Washington Republicans’ outreach platform of choice, Fox News’ Fox & Friends. Last week, Jon Ralston reported that a group bankrolled by a billionaire donor to Congressman Heck’s campaign was funding a disgusting radio ad attacking Cortez Masto on women’s health. The group has been criticized by even Republicans for “race-baiting.”
Instead of addressing the misleading, smear tactics against Cortez Masto, Congressman Heck joined Fox & Friends, a program that misidentified Cortez Masto, showing an image of California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Apparently it’s too hard to tell the difference between two women of color running for U.S. Senate? Oh, and a host also mispronounced Cortez Masto’s name. Talk about GOP minority outreach.
“Apparently, Congressman Heck has time to go on a program that can’t tell the difference between two women Senate candidates, but not to denounce his billionaire donor’s disgusting radio ad against Catherine Cortez Masto,” said Sarah Zukowski, spokesperson for the Nevada State Democratic Party. “Unfortunately, considering his votes to defund Planned Parenthood, restrict a woman’s right to choose, and support of a Presidential candidate who wants to ‘punish’ women who have abortions, we aren’t expecting Congressman Heck to denounce his billionaire donor’s ad any time soon.”