A grassroots political action group is raising funds to air ads in key swing markets immediately before and after the Super Bowl featuring Sen. Ted Cruz’s fierce battle against President Obama’s health care law.
The “Thank You Ted Cruz” ads are produced and sponsored by the Conservative Campaign Committee, which says its aim is to “hold Barack Obama and the liberals in Washington accountable and support important campaigns and outstanding conservative candidates for federal office.”
The ads, featuring Cruz’s controversial 21-hour quasi-filibuster against Obamacare in September, first aired across Texas during the Thanksgiving NFL games and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
“With the 2014 midterm elections upon us, it’s incumbent that we keep the heat on Barack Obama and remind the American people that Senator Ted Cruz and the Republicans were right about Obamacare, and Barack Obama was wrong,” the group said in a fundraising email.
The ads also ran New Year’s Eve in key swing markets in Nevada.
“Now it’s time for us to expand our ad campaign to other swing states across the country and we’re going to make a big impact by airing these ads immediately before and after the big Super Bowl football game,” the Conservative Campaign Committee said.
The group said it doesn’t “believe in playing defense in the arena of politics.”
“We’re not going to wait for the news media to admit that Ted Cruz was right and Barack Obama was wrong – because that day will never come,” the group said.
“And that is why this Super Bowl day we are going to broadcast TV ads across America thanking Ted Cruz for standing up and trying to spare the American people the disaster that Obamacare has proven to be. We’re going to broadcast these ads to take our message direct to the American people, unfiltered by the liberal news media.”
The group said contributions can be as little as $5, and the maximum allowed contribution is $5,000.
Shortly after Cruz’s filibuster opposing funding for the Affordable Care Act, a Public Policy Polling survey found him to be the top pick among Republican voters for the 2016 presidential nomination. Cruz garnered 20 percent, with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., favored by 17 percent.
Cruz, along with Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Paul, were recipients of WND’s “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” Award presented to those who exemplify the ideals of the iconic movie character “who was willing to fight for ordinary Americans rather than cater to the political establishment.”
His marathon against funding of Obamacare began with: “I rise today in opposition to Obamacare.”
“I intend to speak in support of defunding Obamacare until I am no longer able to stand,” he said.