They don’t want Biden’s bad energy around them.
Sen. Maggie Hassan is trying to make sure that voters in her home state of New Hampshire are aware of everything she is doing to help ease the rapidly increasing gas prices.
The former governor and first-term senator, who could face challenging re-election had now released a new TV ad that highlights her push for the temporary elimination of the federal gas tax.
“Gas prices – we know the story. And while all of us are paying the price, one senator is fighting to lower your costs,” says the narrator in the ad.
The spot also has a clip from a news report saying, “Hassan is on a mission to try to ease the pain at the pump. She wants to suspend the federal gas tax for the rest of the year.”
The senator has also distanced herself from her party and President Biden said in the ad, “I am taking on members of my own party to push a gas tax holiday, and I am pushing Joe Biden to release more of our oil reserves. That’s how we lower costs and get through these times.”
Both Hassan and fellow first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona, are both facing challenging election cycles. The two co-authored the bill in February, asking for relief. The Hassan/Kelly bill, which they titled the Gas Prices Relief Act, called for the federal task to be scrapped all through 2022. The call was for those savings to then pass on to consumers.
As the gas prices remain high and inflation rates continue to soar, those Democrats up for re-election are trying their hardest to maintain their position. The political climate and the low approval rates for President Biden are also not helping with the re-election campaigns.
As polls have shown that inflation remains a top concern for Americans, this is a topic that many candidates are trying to target in their campaigns and ads.