A bipartisan political action committee is rolling out an ad campaign knocking senators who don’t yet support a bill that would give Congress a say over the nuclear deal with Iran — and thanking senators that are backing the legislation.
The American Security Initiative is rolling out $650,000 worth of ads aimed at influencing senators to support a bill from Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) that would allow Congress to accept or reject lifting congressional sanctions in any Iran deal. The ads will target a pair of Democrats on the panel that have not yet co-sponsored the bill and praise a bipartisan pair that are supporting that measure, a source familiar with the effort said.
An ad targeting Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is already running on Boston broadcast stations and Manchester, N.H., cable networks that shows a white van weaving through traffic and exploding atop a parking garage, ending with the voice-over: “Tell Sen. Shaheen, no Iran nuclear deal without congressional approval. Before it’s too late.” A similar ad is set to launch on Friday targeting Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.).