YG Network, an advocacy group with ties to vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy, is launching a digital advertising campaign supporting Congressman Frank Guinta.
The issue ad is in opposition to S. 3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act, which would extend the Bush-era tax cuts on income up to $250,000. YG Network opposes letting the tax cuts expire on higher incomes and labels the bill “Obama’s tax hike.”
“Liberals don’t understand how to create jobs and fix our economy,” intones the narrator. “We need Congressman Frank Guinta to keep fighting for small business — tell him to vote for jobs by rejecting s. 3412 — the Obama / Reid / Pelosi tax hike.”
YG is short for “Young Guns,” the brash group of conservative GOP lawmakers who have worked to identify like-minded candidates, help them raise money, taught them political and fundraising skills and tutored them in conservative ideology. Former aides to the congressmen founded a Young Guns super PAC and two political non-profits, YG Network and YG Policy Center.
According to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, Guinta has received $20,000 in campaign contributions from Cantor’s leadership PAC, $10,000 from Ryan and $9,000 from McCarthy.