Democrats failed to recruit Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg to challenge U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, but they are still investing in efforts to unseat Mast in Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 next year.
Mast is one of 11 House Republicans across the nation targeted in a wave of radio and cable TV ads being released today by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The ads take aim at votes by Mast and his GOP colleagues to replace President Barack Obama‘s signature Affordable Care Act.
The DCCC says it is spending at least $100,000 nationally on the three-week campaign.
The TV spots say House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and “Washington’s establishment Republicans” will never stop “coming after your health care…They’ll never change their ways. So the rest of us have to change our Congress.”
The radio spots specifically mention Mast.
“Your Congressman, Brian Mast, hasn’t stopped trying to repeal your health care. No more waiting. Let’s change Washington.
Aronberg recently ruled out running for the District 18 seat. Democrats Pam Keith and Lauren Baer have opened campaigns, with Baer saying she’s already raised $250,000 after launching an exploratory committee in August and a formal campaign Sept. 12.