RGA Launches Digital Ads Highlighting Governors’ Leadership In COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Governors Association (RGA) launched a digital campaign highlighting the leadership Republican governors have shown in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and putting their states on the road to recovery.

The ads highlight the response and recovery efforts of Governors Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, Phil Scott of Vermont, Jim Justice of West Virginia, Mike Parson of Missouri, Eric Holcomb of Indiana, and Doug Burgum of North Dakota. Videos featuring news coverage of the governors’ leadership will run on Facebook beginning Friday, May 1st.

In New Hampshire, Governor Chris Sununu put working families first, supporting essential workers and those facing unemployment, while taking time to buck up Granite Staters’ spirits by sending birthday cards to anyone who asks. His leadership has won bipartisan approval from nearly 90% of New Hampshire voters.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/BMM35Ryx7XY

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has also garnered praise from both sides of the aisle for his collaborative and effective response. To help struggling small businesses and workers, he enacted a program to help Vermonters working as independent contractors, self-employed, or with a limited work history and personally mailed thousands of $1,200 checks directly to citizens waiting for unemployment claims to process.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/MWdF0htsVcM

One of the most proactive governors in the nation in the fight against COVID-19, Governor Jim Justice declared a state of emergency and took key actions before a single positive case of COVID-19 was reported in West Virginia.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/sFDXvgW7scA

Governor Eric Holcomb took an early lead combating COVID-19 and was not afraid to act boldly, putting Indiana “at the front of the pack” in enacting emergency measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. His focus on prioritizing public health garnered praise from Hoosiers across the state as he guides the state toward recovery.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/F8jzcJrJPBs

In North Dakota, Governor Doug Burgum has lived up to his reputation as an innovator, implementing mobile testing and drive-thru testing to get the job done in his expansive, rural state. As a result of his leadership, North Dakota places among the top ten states in the country for per-capita testing rate.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/BFoEXqhYmVo

Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s data-driven, multi-phased “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan provides a guided pathway to restoring the state’s economy while taking the diversity of Missouri’s citizens, businesses, and communities into account.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/CdYYxWDai1Y

“As Americans faced an unprecedented threat, Republican governors took bold and decisive action to promote public health, protect quality of life for their citizens, and bring people together to meet this shared challenge,” said RGA Communications Director Amelia Chassé Alcivar. “Through proactive leadership driven by data and grounded in common sense, Republican governors are charting a course toward a safe and prosperous future for their states and our nation.”