FOLLOWING MONEY IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

Thursday, April 12, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Arizona GOP Doubles Down On Barber Attack (FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS)

The Arizona Republican Party ran its attack mailer up the pole last week with a $47,000 independent expenditure, and has now more than doubled its attack budget on certain Democratic nominee Ron Barber in advance of next week's primary for the special election to replace the now-retired Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-CD8).

This week, the direct mail piece opposing Barber was sent to twice as many voters and additional communications (e.g. robo-calls) were paid for.  The state GOP, which just climbed back into the black within the past couple of months, has now spent $111,669.62 on the campaign before CD8 Republicans have even chosen a nominee - and more than two months before the special election.

The FEC filing by the Republican Party notes that it spent $34,699.56 on postage (almost exactly twice what it spent on postage last week), another $24,534.00 on Targeted Creative Communications, a Virginia company that produces mailers primarily for Republican causes, and $5,469.50 on Advantage, Inc., another Beltway company that specializes in using telecommunications to get political messages out.

Arizona's Politics continues to seek copies of the mailer(s), as well as audio of any recorded messages.  (In fact, during this election year, Arizona's Politics will be posting as many campaign mailers/ads/fundraising messages/e-mails as we can.)  If you are able to help, please e-mail info-at-ArizonasPolitics-dot-com.  Requests for anonymity will be respected.








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