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Did A Swing District Dem Candidate Just Accidentally Trash Biden’s Economy In New Ad?

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Sarah Weaver Staff Writer
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A campaign ad for Michigan Democrat congressional candidate Hillary Scholten appeared to criticize the economy under President Joe Biden. In the ad, she told voters that her family was foregoing air conditioning and duct taping their shoes to save money.

“Times are tough, and like most Michigan families we’re making do with less and making things last longer,” Scholten said in the ad. “With things so expensive, it’s tiring watching politicians fight each other instead of working for us.”

Scholten criticized Democrat fiscal policy, saying they should, “stop the spending,” while Republicans should also, “focus on people not power.” (RELATED: Lindsey Graham Called Trump A ‘Lying Motherf***cker,’ New Book Claims)

The former Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney is running for a district previously occupied by Republican Peter Meijer, who lost his primary race in August to challenger John Gibbs.

The Daily Caller previously reported that the swing district candidate was a registered lobbyist for the radical immigration group Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC), even sharing resources to help illegal aliens avoid detection by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Scholten also donated to groups that supported defunding the Grand Rapids Police Department, according to the Caller. Scholten has also scrubbed a section that included support for bail reform from her campaign website, the Caller reported.

Scholten reportedly earns $200,000 a year as an immigration attorney for Grand Rapids-area law firm per her most recent financial disclosures according to the Washington Free Beacon. The median household income in the 3rd congressional district of Michigan, where Scholten is running, is $64,059.

Americans are still suffering economically, as the latest consumer price index (CPI) showed prices rising by 8.7% in the last year. American household wealth fell by another record drop in the second quarter of the year, according to a Federal Reserve report.

The Daily Caller has reached out to Scholten and will update as necessary.