May 14, 2018 - Economy

Senate Democrats put ads behind net neutrality push

A screenshot of the ad says "Stand with Senate Democrats to protect net neutrality" below a loading symbol

A shot from the online video ad, which can't be skipped by viewers. Screenshot: Axios

The campaign arm for Senate Democrats said Monday that it will start running a short digital ad aimed at gaining support for their efforts to roll back the FCC's 2017 net neutrality rules repeal.

Why it matters: Democrats want this to become a campaign issue, especially for young people, ahead of the midterms. But right now, the rollback resolution is unlikely to pass the House.

The big question: How much money are Democrats willing to commit to promoting this issue with voters?

  • A spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee would only say this is "part of an ongoing six figure digital buy."

What's next: The Senate is expected to vote on the resolution rolling back the repeal this Wednesday.

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