Ben Pershing is out this week. Morning Fix is cross-posted from The Fix, by Chris Cillizza.
Morning Fix: Republicans Go After Democratic Base in N.J.
National Republicans are going up with television and radio ads targeting two pillars of the Democratic base -- Hispanics and environmentally-minded voters -- in the New Jersey governor's race, a sign of their increasing confidence that they will beat Gov. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.) this fall and evidence of their effort to broaden the party heading into the 2010 midterm elections.
The environmental-themed television ad, which will run statewide on cable stations like MSNBC, CNN and HGTV, notes that "the Sierra Club says Jon Corzine has the worst environmental administration in New Jersey history" and goes through a laundry list of alleged Corzine misdeeds during his first four years in office from "weakening water quality standards" to "reductions in public open space."
The RGA will also sponsor radio ads targeted at New Jersey's Hispanic population, which come even as strategists of both parties ponder the potential damage done to the GOP by the "no" votes cast against Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor last week.
Read more at The Fix.
August 11, 2009; 8:08 AM ET
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