Republican Christopher L. Jacobs is wasting no time capitalizing on the endorsement he received earlier this week from President Trump for the 27th Congressional District special election on April 28.
The state senator from Orchard Park, to whom Trump offered “my Complete Endorsement” in a Tuesday tweet, will launch a new radio ad Monday highlighting the president’s support, according to campaign sources. In a district where Trump enjoys strong approval, and in a campaign in which opponents label Jacobs as a lukewarm Trump supporter, the new ad appears as an effort to link the candidate and the president.
“Why did President Trump endorse Chris Jacobs?” asks one of the voices in the 60-second spot, the script of which was obtained by The Buffalo News.
Another voice then notes Jacobs will vote to “help President Trump finish building the wall that will secure our southern border,” will be “on the Trump team in the fight to hold sanctuary cities that hide illegals from federal law enforcement accountable,” and “fight side by side with President Trump to drain the swamp, secure the border and keep our economy growing.”
The ad ends with a woman’s voice urging voters to “cast your first vote for President Trump this year by supporting Chris Jacobs for Congress on April 28th.”
Jacobs fended off several intraparty contenders to emerge as the choice of the GOP and the president in his April 28 face-off with Democrat Nate McMurray. Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. and former Darien Town Justice Beth A. Parlato have announced they will challenge Jacobs in the June 23 Republican primary.