Resisting the radical Republican agenda
In key states, Progressive Turnout Project’s accountability arm, Stop Republicans, buttresses our field programs with micro-targeted digital ad campaigns. Our ads help stop disinformation in its tracks, educate voters on relevant political events in the news, and mobilize them to take action.
During Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, for example, we targeted vulnerable Republican senators up in 2020 who refused to hold him accountable.
Our digital ads go up early to establish narratives, frame races, and build grassroots momentum for our candidates — even in cases where the Democratic primary isn’t over. We also fundraise for Democratic challengers in tough Senate and House races so they have the means to go the distance on the campaign trail.
As of February 2020, we’ve spent $6.5 million on digital ads.
Where we’re involved
Our Stop Republicans messaging focuses on the worst actors in the Republican Party, especially Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and other enabling senators who are up for re-election in 2020:
- Lindsey Graham (South Carolina)
- Susan Collins (Maine)
- Cory Gardner (Colorado)
- Martha McSally (Arizona)
- Thom Tillis (North Carolina)
Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive — we’re always on the lookout for Republicans who need pushback on their lies, duplicity, and cowardice.