FOLLOWING MONEY IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS, 2012: GOP-philic Group Runs New Ads Against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Enjoyed your six weeks with no political attack ads on the radio or TV?  Hope so, because the break is over.

According to Politico, Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS group is starting to run radio ads in Tucson this week, attacking newly-reelected Gabrielle Giffords (D-Tucson). It is part of a $400,000 campaign targeting 12 congressional districts around the country, in which last month's elections were very close.

While Crossroads GPS did not spend any money in CD8, it did help coordinate much of the GOP-philic outside spending campaign in the Giffords-Kelly race (and others).  Also of note: this is not a very big expenditure when put in context of the $1.1M of independent expenditure dollars poured into the Giffords-Kelly race alone; it is certainly more of a "send a message" campaign.

Please watch this space for audio of this new ad, as well as a Fact Check.




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