As Donald Trump accepted his presidential nomination, millions of dollars flowed into a super PAC supporting the Republican candidate. Rebuilding America Now is planning a major advertising blitz this week to counter the attention Hillary Clinton will receive during the Democratic National Convention.
The group will launch $3.5 million worth of ads this week, including one that will attack the millions in speech fees Clinton collected before she ran for president, organizers told Circa.
The ad campaign is being sustained by a surge in donations made during the Republican National Convention last week, including $3 million from Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus.
Trump has been critical of super PACs in the past and self-funded his own primary campaign with $60 million. But at a meeting last week with potential donors, leaders of the super PAC signaled that Trump's advisors supported the group's mission.
One of the ads will attack comments Hillary Clinton made in India suggesting that outsourcing was inevitable, a strategy that Super PAC leaders hope will garner support among pro-union voters in the Rust Belt. Alex Castellanos, the strategist behind the ad, believes that it will expose Clinton's hypocrisy when it comes to outsourcing.
"The point of it is, of course, that she says one thing here, she says one thing there, and... [it] all seems to benefit when the Clintons do this."
Hillary Clinton will accept the Democratic presidential nomination this week in Philadelphia.
The convention has not started well for the Democrats. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced today that she will resign from her position at the conclusion of the event. Recent polling has shown the race tightening. According to the Real Clear Politics poll aggregator, Clinton only has a 1.9 percent lead over Trump-- the tightest it's been since May.
Wasserman-Schultz will step down after this week's convention.