A Republican congressional candidate is evaluating her Democratic opponent to Minority Chief Nancy Pelosi – by depicting him in pink heels struggling to stroll down a sidewalk.
The advert for Elizabeth Heng hits incumbent Rep. Jim Costa for supporting so-called sanctuary cities, gun management and the controversial California bullet practice.
“Nancy Pelosi?” a person asks within the advert because the digital camera focuses on pink heels.
“Yep, but additionally surprisingly Jim Costa,” the voiceover says because the video reveals an older man in a white shirt, jean shorts and black briefcase wobbling down a sidewalk within the heels.
“After a lifetime in politics, Jim’s not one among us. Costa’s strolling in Nancy Pelosi’s sneakers,” the advert stated.
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Costa and Heng are locked in a fierce race for California’s 16th congressional district. She earned extra than 47 p.c of the vote within the state’s open main in June, in comparison with Costa’s 53 p.c.
Of the advert, Heng stated: “We can’t permit management that operates primarily based on what’s greatest for San Francisco and Nancy Pelosi when now we have individuals proper right here within the Valley struggling to pay payments and combating for entry to water.”
Pelosi has been a degree of competition for a lot of Democrats operating on this yr’s midterm elections. Thus far, at the least 46 Democratic candidates have stated they’d not vote for her for Home speaker if the get together positive aspects the bulk.
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She has additionally turn out to be a instrument for Republicans in key Senate races this yr, notably in a sequence of adverts launched by the Senate Management Fund.
Costa’s marketing campaign didn’t instantly return a request for remark from Fox Information on Friday. In an advert final month, Costa accused Heng of being “lacking in motion” for not voting in 10 out of the previous 19 elections for which she was eligible.
Fox Information’ Leland Vittert contributed to this report.