A Republican group said it’s launching an advertising campaign to support President Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. labor secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, as his confirmation hearing nears.
The push comes as the Trump administration bemoans unfilled cabinet seats that it blames on Senate Democrats.
America Rising Squared’s TV ad highlights Acosta’s personal biography, saying, “The son of Cuban immigrants, Alex Acosta was the first in his family to attend college.
“As a prosecutor, he brought down drug lords, radical Islamic terrorists and corrupt lobbyists,” the 30-second ad says. “Now, Acosta’s nominated to lead the Labor Department, where he’ll seek justice and jobs for American workers.”
The campaign will be backed by a six-figure dollar amount, said Jeremy Adler, a spokesman for the group.
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