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Friday, April 13, 2012

IT'S HIGH NOON IN TUCSON: New Group Buys Media Time For Antenori In Special Election Primary To Replace Gabrielle Giffords; State Party Official Is Catalyst (FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS)

The nuclear threat clock ticks toward (or, away from) midnight.  But, in the special election to replace now-retired Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-CD8), the primary election clock is ticking towards high noon.  Altogether fitting in a district which encompasses Tombstone.

A new independent expenditure group has sprung up to buy some advertising time supporting state Sen. Frank Antenori in that primary. The Centennial Fund Committee, which lists longtime Republican activist Lee Miller (the current Arizona GOP Party's Legal Counsel) as the Treasurer, yesterday paid $7,691.81 to longtime Republican consultants High Noon Campaign Products for a "media buy".

The Antenori campaign is apparently in the red, so the IE campaign spearheaded by the state party's counsel a week before the primary is an interesting development that bears watching.  (If you are able to record the advertisement, please e-mail it to the Arizona's Politics address listed above.)  Also, that the state party itself is engaged in an early IE campaign against the certain Democratic nominee adds to the intrigue.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ad made me sick, & I'm a non-AntenorTea conservative. Didnt catch a recording but wondered how a campaign in the red would find suport for ad buys. Thanks for the info. The ad has the obligitory "scary voice" saying something along the lines of, "This ad not approved by any candidate or candidate committee. Do you want to send a message to the Obama administration and liberal Democrats like Nacy Pelosi? You have that chance. Vote Frank Antenori in the blah blah blah." The ad, while churning my stomach for the very fact that it supports AntenorTea, was obviously not done by his immediate campaign...it was WAY too professional! His campaign of loud mouth hillbillies is now dead and I pray to high heaven that this sinks his career. So glad he's not going to D.C.; at least not this go around. He is an arse & would reflect that image on the rest of us while screaming to get into the national spotlight. While I didn't agree with Gabby's politics & votes I commend her and her office for the way they handled themselves and dealt with constituent issues. Had AntenoTea won the primary I would have no doubt voted for a Democrat for the first time in my life. I need to do some soul searching & see if I vote for Kelly, protest vote, or skip it all together. Just ecstatic that AntenorTea and his ilk will, hopefully, shut up now. Voted for McSally btw. Would have had no qualms voting for Sitton in the general. But "balanced budget" AntenorTea couldn't even balance his own campaign budget so hopefully that meme will die now too. He's a turd in the punchbowl. I'll step off my soapbox now. Again thanks for posting, I never listened to the whole commercial to see who paid for it, just know how it started and changed the station!