A conservative group is urging more Joe Biden “victims” to come forward in a digital ad campaign featuring former Biden Senate staffer and sexual assault accuser Tara Reade.
The 60-second ad produced by Club for Growth Action features Reade accusing Biden of assaulting her in 1993 and directs viewers to the website joebidenvictims.com to, “Fill out the form below about your experience with Joe Biden.”
The pro-free market group generally supports Republican candidates and worked with the Trump administration to reduce business regulations.
The group told The Post it is initially spending $2,000 with a focus on promoting the ad on YouTube in a bid to find “actionable information” against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
The ad is titled “Not Nothing,” and features Reade saying in a recent interview with Megyn Kelly that Biden placed his hand under her clothing without her permission.
“His fingers were inside my private area,” Reade says. “I was pushing away. He was then angry. He pointed his finger at me and he said, ‘You’re nothing to me. You’re nothing.’ Those words stay with me my whole life.”
The ad also features Biden’s interview this month with “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, who asked why Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should be believed, as Biden had said, but not Reade’s allegation against him.
Stock actors in the ad question if their assault was their “fault” and ask, “was my skirt too short?”
Biden campaign spokespeople did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Club for Growth President David McIntosh told The Post that the group is mindful of the allegations against Kavanaugh. Many Republicans including President Trump say he was treated unfairly and that the allegations against him had insufficient corroboration.
“Joe Biden has been accused by numerous women of touching them inappropriately and now more with Tara Reade,” McIntosh said.
“These stories deserve to be heard and the public can decide whether to believe them. If anyone chooses to tell their story to us, we promise anonymity unless and until they choose to do something public. And unlike Democrats during the Kavanaugh nomination, we will not trumpet obviously false charges. But if someone has a credible story they want to tell, we can help.”
The unconventional outreach campaign has historical precedent. In 1998, Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt took out ads asking for evidence of Republican hypocrisy in impeaching then-President Bill Clinton over an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Flynt, who offered a $1 million bounty, took down presumptive GOP House Speaker Bob Livingston, who resigned from Congress.
At least four people, including a committed Biden voter, corroborated parts of Reade’s allegation, telling news outlets that she had told them about her claims long ago. Reade says she filed a complaint at the time, but Biden has refused to open his Senate office records stored at the University of Delaware.
The Reade allegation threatens Biden’s standing among women, who disproportionately back Democrats, and among liberal supporters of the #MeToo movement. Left-wing Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota said in a recent interview, “I do believe Reade.”
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