House Republicans passed their version of tax reform last week in a relatively drama-free vote. But as they wait for the Senate to follow their lead, a key conservative group is continuing its aggressive effort to sell the plan to an unconvinced public.
American Action Network, a nonprofit organization focused on issue advocacy and allied with Speaker Paul Ryan, spent $20 million boosting tax reform efforts in the run-up to last week’s critical vote. Now, the group will shift its focus to praising members who backed the bill while continuing to apply pressure as corresponding legislation works its way through the Senate and, presuming it passes, back to the House for a final vote.
AAN launched 1 million robocalls Tuesday in 29 House districts represented by Republican members, thanking them for supporting the plan. Corry Bliss, the executive director of AAN, said TV ads will air in the near future also thanking those members, and he noted that AAN plans to spend at least $5 million in December.
“We’re going to keep doing everything we’re doing full steam ahead until it’s signed into law,” Bliss told RealClearPolitics.
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