MERRIFIELD, Va., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 Committee, a Super PAC supporting Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, today announced the results of a $1.3 million, six-week victory project targeting black voters with radio ads in key swing states.
Following the lead of Dr. Ben Carson, who The 2016 Committee successfully drafted and supported for president, the committee has shifted its focus to help the Republican nominee Donald Trump reach out to the African-American community.
"African Americans are fed up with the failed liberal policies that have left the economy in shambles and stifled opportunities for growth and prosperity," said John Philip Sousa IV, chairman of The 2016 Committee. "We can't allow Hillary Clinton to double down on President Obama's agenda. We must unite to elect the best candidate on Tuesday, Donald Trump."
The radio ads have been running in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Florida and Wisconsin, and focus on issues including abortion and the economy.
The 2016 Committee has already seen success in the states where the ads are running. According to a recent Remington Research poll, Trump is getting more than double, and in some cases triple the African-American support Mitt Romney received in 2012.
In Florida, Trump is polling at 22 percent with black voters, compared to Romney's 5 percent in 2012. In North Carolina, Trump receives 19 percent over Romney's 4 percent. In Wisconsin, Trump receives 22 percent compared with Romney's 6 percent. And in Pennsylvania, Trump is polling at 29 percent with black voters while Romney only received 7 percent.
The ads will continue to run up to Election Day.
About the 2016 Committee
The 2016 Committee is a political action committee raising awareness of and support for Donald Trump's campaign with African American and Latino voters. For more information, visit www.2016committee.org or connect on Twitter @DraftRunBenRun or Facebook/RunBenRun.org.
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SOURCE The 2016 Committee