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Senate Democrat facing tough re-election puts plenty of daylight between herself and Biden in new TV ad
Democrats blame oil companies for high gas prices
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said they want legislation to address price gouging and market manipulation. Fox News’ Chad Pergram with more.
Sen. Maggie Hassan wants voters in her home state of New Hampshire to know that she’s doing everything she can to help ease the pain of soaring gas prices.
The former governor and first-term senator, who faces a potentially challenging re-election in this November's midterms, went up on Monday with a new TV ad that spotlights her push to temporarily eliminate the federal gas tax.
"Gas prices – we know the story. And while all of us are paying the price, one senator is fighting to lower your costs," the narrator says in the new ad.
WITH GAS PRICES SOARING, DEMOCRATIC SENATORS FACING TOUGH RE-ELECTIONS PUSH TO TEMPORARILY SCRAP FEDERAL GAS TAX
The spot includes a clip from a local TV news report that says, "Hassan is on a mission to try to ease the pain at the pump. She wants to suspend the federal gas tax for the rest of the year."
The senator then puts some daylight between herself and her party and President Biden, emphasizing in the commercial, "I am taking on members of my own party to push a gas tax holiday, and I am pushing Joe Biden to release more of our oil reserves. That’s how we lower costs and get through these times."
The Hassan campaign tells Fox News Digital their new commercial, which starts running statewide in New Hampshire on Monday, is backed by a "substantial" ad buy.
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Hassan and fellow first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona, who both hail from key general election battleground states and are being targeted by Republicans as they run for re-election, co-authored the bill in February, when the average national price for regular gasoline was nearing $3.50 per gallon. The national average as of Monday morning stood at $4.19 per gallon.