NJ Politics Digest: Paul Ryan’s Tax Cut Tweet Targeted in NJ Races

U.S. Representative Tom MacArthur. Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images

Democrats are hoping to pick up seats in the House of Representatives this election cycle, and they’re enlisting GOP Speaker Paul Ryan in the effort.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is planning a Facebook ad campaign targeting 50 vulnerable House Republicans, including three GOP incumbents in New Jersey.

The campaign focuses on Ryan’s now-deleted tweet that touts the GOP tax plan for increasing a public school secretary’s take-home pay by $1.50 per week. Critics immediately lambasted Ryan for being out of touch and used the tweet to illustrate how much corporations and the rich would reap under the tax plan compared to regular American workers.

Rep. Tom MacArthur, of the state’s 3rd Congressional District, was the only state representative to vote for the tax plan, which hits New Jersey particularly hard since it limits deductions for state and local taxes.

MacArthur has repeatedly maintained that most New Jersey taxpayers will benefit from the tax plan.

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