Billboard attacking McCarthy organized and funded by DC man's PAC

A billboard critical of Rep. Kevin McCarthy is seen in Bakersfield, Calif., Thursday, March 1, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A new billboard is up in Bakersfield, but it isn’t trying to get you to buy anything. This billboard is trying to take support away from Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the majority leader who hails from Bakersfield.

The bumper sticker-style advertisement is adorned with a cartoon caricature of McCarthy on the left and the message, “Mighty Majority Leader? Nope. Bootlicking Trump Minion? Yep,” on the right.

While the billboard is up in Bakersfield and is geared towards the people of Kern County, it appears the person responsible for the sign is neither in Bakersfield nor a person of Kern County.

The sign was created by and funded by Mad Dog PAC, a political action committee organized by a man named Claude Taylor, who goes by the Twitter handle @TrueFactsStated.

According to his Twitter account, Taylor lives in Washington, D.C., and used to work for the Clinton campaign and administration.

His organization, Mad Dog PAC, has three main goals:

  1. End the NRA.
  2. Give Democrats control of Congress.
  3. Impeach Trump.

The McCarthy billboard is one of many billboards from Mad Dog PAC, which have been placed all over the country. All of them attempt to accomplish one of the PAC’s goals listed above.

Eyewitness News reached out to Taylor and Mad Dog PAC multiple times to ask about the billboard, but we received no response.

We also reached out to McCarthy, but he was unavailable for comment.

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