Tuesday, October 12, 2010

FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS: DCCC Drops Another (Nearly) Half-Million On Two Arizona Races

As we get closer to November, the independent expenditures on behalf of or against Congressional candidates will continue to increase. Arizona's Politics will check in regularly on the reports that these groups must submit to the Federal Election Commission. Here are the details for this week's filings.

Our previous reports on Independent Expenditures in Arizona's Congressional campaigns were posted on October 7, October 4, September 30, and September 28.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ("DCCC") made another mega-media ad buy in the Phoenix and Flagstaff markets today.  The ad buy is nearly evenly split between anti-David Schweikert (CD5) and anti-Paul Gosar (CD1) spots.

In today's filings, the DCCC notified the Federal Election Commission ("FEC") that it spent $238,480.08 opposing Schweikert in his renewed bid to unseat Democrat Harry Mitchell, and that it spent $233,309.51 opposing Gosar in his first-time campaign against first-term incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick.

On the other end of the dollar spectrum, "NARAL-Pro Choice America" spent $24.12 on "list rental" supporting Gabrielle Giffords (Dem., CD8) in her campaign to retain her seat against Jesse Kelly.

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