Dems Are Putting All Their Chips On Abortion In Key Statewide Races

 Democrats are spending more money on abortion ads than on any other issue by a massive margin in five hotly contested gubernatorial races, according to The Washington Post.

Democratic candidates and groups spent 45% of their TV ad money on the abortion issue for gubernatorial races in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from AdImpact. Democrats had spent more than $41 million on abortion ads for these races by Oct. 31, despite numerous polls finding that abortion is not a top issue for most voters.

“We knew this would be a big point in our messaging,” Sam Roecker, senior adviser to Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, told the Post. He said the overturning of Roe v. Wade “really put this into focus because we were left with an abortion law from 1849, which passed one year after Wisconsin became a state, that has shut down all abortion providers.”

After abortion, education and crime were the next most heavily covered issues, receiving 10% and 8% respectively of Democrats’ TV ad spending, according to The Washington Post.

The Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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