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A conservative-leaning Catholic group has launched a $9.7 million ad campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, focusing on Catholic voters in battleground states across the country, according to The Hill.
CatholicVote, a national political advocacy group, will begin their campaign with a $350,000 digital ad buy in Michigan and Pennsylvania, which both have sizeable Catholic populations. The group, which has staffers in six states and “over 2,000 community captains representing unique Catholic parishes across these states,” aims to reach over 5 million Catholics across several swing states.
If elected, Biden, the first Catholic vice president in US history, would be the first Catholic president since John F. Kennedy. Throughout most of his political career, Biden has spoken at length about his faith and how it has connected him to his family.
However, the group has taken Biden to task on several issues, notably with his position on abortion.
“Joe Biden’s record makes clear he will not protect our Catholic values or defend our way of life,” CatholicVote President Brian Burch said in a statement. “For Catholics who cherish the Faith and their freedom to live it, a Biden presidency represents an existential threat.”
In a recently-released video ad, the narrator says that “Joe Biden would force American Catholics to pay for abortions, sacrificing his Catholic values to kneel before the leftist mob.”
Last year, Biden was criticized by conservatives for reversing his longtime support of the Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of federal funds to pay for abortions, except in cases of rape or incest, or if the procedure is necessary to save the mother’s life.
At the 2020 Republican National Convention, Lou Holtz, a longtime collegiate and professional football coach, was sharply critical of Biden on the issue of abortion in his speech.
“The Biden-Harris ticket is the most radically pro-abortion campaign …read more
Source:: Business Insider