Ahead of Pence Visit to Peoria, DNC Launches Digital Homepage Takeover in Peoria Times to Hold Trump and Pence Accountable for Failed Pandemic Response

Ad campaign will reach voters in the Peoria area and direct them to a new DNC ad highlightingTrump’s ineffective leadership

Ahead of Mike Pence’s event in Peoria today and following his disastrous debate performance last night, the Democratic National Committee launched a new daylong digital advertising campaign taking over the homepage of the Peoria Times to hold Trump and Pence accountable for their failed pandemic response.

The homepage take over will place ads on every available area of the Peoria Times’s homepage for 24 hours, reaching voters in the area Pence is set to hold his event today.

These ads will direct voters to the DNC new spot, “Had Enough?,” which contrasts Trump’s claim that his administration has done a “great job” responding to the pandemic during his last debate with the reality of Trump and Pence’s failed response, which has led to more than 5,700 Arizonans’ deaths and hundreds of thousands of Arizonans out of jobs. Images of the ad are also below.

“Arizonans didn’t hear the truth from Pence at last night’s debate and they won’t hear it today at his reckless rally, so we’re making sure voters know the truth about his and Trump’s incompetent, failed coronavirus response,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “Under Trump and Pence’s watch, more than 5,700 Arizonans have tragically lost their lives, hundreds of thousands are out of work, and now Trump is abandoning Arizona families once again by sabotaging coronavirus relief negotiations. To make matters worse, Trump is still waging his relentless campaign to tear down the ACA and strip protections from millions of Arizonans with preexisting conditions in the middle of a pandemic — right when they need them most. Arizonans of every political persuasion are fed up with Trump and Pence’s failed leadership and they will hold them accountable this fall.”

Ahead of Pence’s visit, the Arizona Democratic Party also held a press call yesterday featuring State Senator Rebecca Rios; Former State Director for Senator John McCain, Bettina Nava; and Gilbert radiation oncologist Davis Romney to discuss how Trump’s reckless attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the middle of the pandemic threaten to rip away health care coverage from 363,000 Arizonans and deny critical protections for as many as 2.8 million Arizonans with preexisting conditions.



Images of the homepage takeover ads are below: