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American Action Network, a center-right issue advocacy organization focused on tax reform, is launching a six-figure ad campaign urging 7 Democratic lawmakers to choose the GOP tax cuts plan instead of voting with Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Why it matters: This ad campaign targets Democratic members to vote for tax reform, instead of challenging their voting record on tax cuts. American Action Network's last major tax ad campaign targeted 42 Republicans.

The 7 Democratic House members include: Dave Loebsack (IA), Cheri Bustos (IL), Tim Walz, Collin Peterson and Rick Nolan of Minnesota, Matt Cartwright (PA), and Ron Kind (WI).

This ad builds on the group's $20 million Middle Class Growth Initiative campaign, spread across more than 50 congressional districts nationwide via advertising on television, radio, direct mail, and mobile billboards. Watch the ad.

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This is one of the bigger signs of trouble for President Trump that we've seen in a poll: Of the final debate's seven topics, Joe Biden won or tied on all seven when viewers in a massive Axios-SurveyMonkey sample were asked who they trusted more to handle the issue.

Why it matters: In a time of unprecedented colliding crises for the nation, the polling considered Biden to be vastly more competent.

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Why it matters: You may know this insect species by its nom de guerre: "the murder hornet." While the threat they pose to humans has been overstated, the invading hornets could decimate local honeybee populations if they establish themselves.