Sen. Deb Fischer's (R., Neb.) campaign on Thursday released a new digital ad slamming her Democratic opponent for dodging eight times when asked about whether she would have voted for the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The ad, titled "Keep Dodging, Jane," highlights how Fischer's Democratic opponent, Jane Raybould, dodged a question from News Channel Nebraska reporter Joe Jordan eight times during an interview a day earlier.
"You oppose the tax cut?" Jordan asked.
"You know, if I were there, I am all about small businesses," Raybould said.
"If you had had a vote on the tax cut, you would have voted against it?" Jordan asked.
"You know, I would have done things so totally different," Raybould said.
Jordan kept pressing Raybould, saying at one point, "I am just looking for an answer" and "You don't want to answer this question."
"I need to get a direct answer to a yes or no question," Jordan said.
"I don't like going back and trying to reinvent history," Raybould said.
The ad concluded by repeating Jordan's "You don't want to answer this question" observation three times.
Congressional Democrats have been vocally opposed to the tax reform law that President Donald Trump signed back in December and have said they want to repeal the law if Democrats take control of the Congress later this year. However, some Democrats have started to walk back that criticism, saying they don't want a fast repeal of the law.
"While Deb Fischer is running on her record of getting things done for Nebraskans, Jane Raybould refuses to say whether or not she supports historic tax cuts for middle class families and small businesses," said Fischer's campaign manager Allison Bedell. "Instead of being honest with Nebraskans about where she stands, Raybould once again parrots Democrat party spin."
Trump won Nebraska by 25 points in the 2016 presidential election over Hillary Clinton, so Raybould appears to be trying to have it both ways on the tax reform law, attempting to tow the Democratic Party line while also trying to avoid alienating Trump voters.