Sen. Kamala Harris Runs 3,600 Anti-Kavanaugh Ads On Facebook

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS HAS A LOT TO SAY about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: The California Democrat’s campaign has posted some 3,600 different Facebook ads about him, according to the social media site’s ad archive.

No other senator appears to be doing as much Kavanaugh-related advertising on Facebook.

Ms. Harris, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, had dozens of active Kavanaugh ads up as of Wednesday afternoon, a day before all eyes will be on the committee as senators listen to testimony by Judge Kavanaugh and one woman who has accused him of sexual assault.

The ads are slight variations on the same message, urging voters to sign a petition opposing Judge Kavanaugh. Most ads highlight what she says is his opposition to Roe v. Wade and loyalty to President Trump. Ms. Harris’s petition links to a fundraising page suggesting contributions of $15 or more to her campaign. She isn’t up for re-election this year.

A potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender, Ms. Harris is a heavy user of social media. A New York University study of Facebook advertising from May to July found that she was outpacing all other senators in her use of paid ads on the platform, according to the Mercury News, which wrote about the study.

SOURCE: Julie Bykowicz
The Wall Street Journal