Gretchen Driskell, MI-07, Michigan Democrats — August 31, 2016 at 10:41 am

MI-07 candidate Gretchen Driskell hits Tim Walberg hard for support of trade deals in first TV ad


State House legislator Gretchen Driskell, candidate for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District seat, began airing her first ad today. The ad, titled “Zero”, hits Republican tea partier Tim Walberg for his support of job-killing trade deals. The title refers to the number of trade deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Walberg has opposed.

Walberg has supported every trade deal that has come to a vote in Congress during his time there and last year supported the legislation that would fast track the TPP. Driskell, on the other hand, has voiced her strong opposition to the TPP and participated in a rally in the 7th District last week – along with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and 8th District candidate Suzanna Shkreli – to further demonstrate her opposition.

In a statement released this morning, Driskell said, “Instead of working for Michigan families, Trade Deal Tim has spent his entire career backing trade deals that have sent our jobs overseas, and taking money from special interests that benefit from those bad deals. Michiganders deserve better, and that’s why I’ll fight everyday to protect and create Michigan jobs.”

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