Pro-Trump Super PAC Runs Ad Aimed At Wisconsin Mothers

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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With polls showing [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] ahead of Donald Trump in next week’s Wisconsin primary, a pro-Trump super PAC is running a television ad in the state directed at mothers who “get some grief” for liking the New York businessman but think he will keep the country “safe.”

The ad is being run by the Great America PAC, formed by former Tea Party Express leader Amy Kremer and businessman Bill Doddridge.

In the 30-second ad, a mother helping her kids get ready, says: “Sure I get some grief when I say I’m voting for Donald Trump. But you know what, I want to protect my family. Paris, San Bernardino, and now Brussels — I want a president that will keep us safe. We need to control our borders and stop letting in dangerous people. Trump will do that.”

Taking aim at Trump’s chief rival, the woman in the ad says: “And Ted Cruz? He wanted to let in more Syrian refugees and give amnesty to illegal immigrants. That won’t protect my family. Donald Trump will.”

A strategist for the group running the ad is Jesse Benton, a longtime aide to the campaigns of Ron and [crscore]Rand Paul[/crscore] who was also Sen. [crscore]Mitch McConnell[/crscore]’s campaign manager during his 2014 Republican primary.

Some polls show Cruz ahead of Trump in Wisconsin by 10 points including a Fox Business poll released this week showing the Texas senator with 42 percent to Trump’s 32 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, also running, gets 19 percent in that poll.

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