An anti-Trump Republican super PAC released an ad promoting the Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP: Trump needs a new plan to distract Trump, fuels right-wing violence Biden to accept nomination in Milwaukee amid reduced convention MORE It will run in four key states starting Thursday.
The Lincoln Project announcement touts the former vice president as a leader who can “restore our decency,” while criticizing Trump as a divisive and ineffective leader.
“Joe Biden is a strong and caring leader who can guide us out of the hell we Americans are in,” John Weaver, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, said in a statement. “It is imperative that Joe Biden win this November.”
Biden is the clear choice when it comes to compassionate and decent leadership. In a battle of heart, mind, and character, @JoeBiden wins by a landslide. We need to make sure that that is reflected in the November vote. pic.twitter.com/338AECInep
– The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 25, 2020
The ad quotes former presidents of both parties, including Presidents Reagan, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama. The announcement juxtaposes the other presidents, who according to the announcement rose in “moments of crisis to listen to our pain and move us forward,” with Trump’s comments and actions in response to recent nationwide protests over police brutality.
The announcement will be released in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, four states that Trump slashed in 2016 and Democrats are pushing for Biden to change his mind in November.
This is the second pro-Biden ad the group has released, after one titled “Done” that was released in April. The Lincoln Project has also released numerous announcements that attack Trump, including on his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump has criticized the group, which was co-founded by an attorney. George ConwayGeorge Thomas Conway Lincoln Project beats Trump in ‘confession’ test Lincoln Project launches new ad hitting Trump for participation in rally Lincoln Project launches new ad hitting Trump on China’s policies MORE, who is married to the White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayConway defends Trump’s COVID-19 language after saying it was ‘offensive’ Trump again refers to coronavirus as ‘Kung flu’ Lincoln Project beats Trump on ‘confession’ test MORE.
Last month, Trump called members of the group “RINO,” an acronym that stands for Republican in name only and “losers.”
After Twitter’s public attack on Trump, the group said it had its biggest fundraising day.
Biden is not the only Democrat the group supports. The Lincoln Project backed the Governor of Montana. Steve BullockSteve Bullock The Hill Campaign Report: Progressives Feel the Moment After Elementary Night The Lincoln Project Supports Bullock in the Montana Senate Race Hill Campaign Report: The Supreme Court Kicks Off an Immigration Battle During the election year MORE (D) Wednesday in his campaign for the state Senate race, and launched a digital ad promoting the Democrat.
Bullock won the primaries in his state earlier this month and will face the starting senator. Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David Daines Hill Campaign Report: Progressives Feel the Moment After Elementary Night The Lincoln Project Endorses Bullock in the Montana Senate Race (R) In November in a race, Cook’s Political Report moved to a “launch” last week.