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Anti-Trump ad from national Democrats debuts in Miami congressional district

National Democrats have targeted 15 competitive congressional districts across the country -- including one based in Miami -- to launch a digital ad campaign against House Republicans and Donald Trump.

The video, backed by a five-figure online ad buy, will run for two weeks. It features Trump sound bites on issues such as immigration and abortion, along with clips from House GOP leaders.

By tying Trump to Congress in districts where the presumptive presidential nominee is already unpopular, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hopes to boost the chances of its candidates, including in Florida's 26th district, where the party has backed Annette Taddeo. She faces a tough primary against former Rep. Joe Garcia to take on Rep. Carlos Curbelo, the Republican incumbent.

Titled "Building Blocks," the highly produced video will be promoted on Facebook, aimed at female Republican and independent voters Democrats hope to win over come November. It's the biggest digital ad campaign the DCCC has launched so far this election cycle.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:29am]


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