U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace released a new TV ad attacking her opponent over her statements on the “defund the police” movement.
The ad, titled “Defund,” starts with a narrator saying that “radical Democrats in Washington are fighting to defund the police.”
After a snippet of U.S. Rep. Cori Bush saying that “defunding the police has to happen,” the voiceover says that Annie Andrews, the Democratic nominee in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, “supports radical groups who want to defund the police and even defund and eliminate our border patrol.”
The ad continues, “That means more crime, more illegal immigration and more deadly drugs in the Lowcountry, making you and your family less safe. Annie Andrews is too radical for the Lowcountry.”
The 30-second spot is Mace’s fourth ad release of the General Election. Mace, a Republican, is currently in her first term and previously served in the state House from 2018-2020.
“Annie Andrews has described herself as a ‘far left’ radical and ‘agitator’ who supports far left radical groups,” said Austin McCubbin, Mace’s campaign manager.
“When you send money to support these groups who are leading the charge to defund the police, defund the border patrol and ICE, you’re putting our children at risk and making the Lowcountry less safe. Nancy Mace is going to win on November 8, because Lowcountry voters don’t want Annie’s brand of radical politics in our communities.”
The contest for CD 1 has been contentious, with each candidate lobbing accusations that the other espouses extreme views.
During a televised debate, Andrews alleged that Mace supported a total ban on abortion — a half-true statement according to fact-checkers. Meanwhile, Mace claimed Andrews supports sex-reassignment operations for children, a claim that Andrews flatly denies.
CD 1 is considered a solid Republican seat, with prognosticators such as FiveThirtyEight giving Mace overwhelming odds to win re-election next week, likely by double digits.
Mace’s ad is below.