Monday, May 14, 2012

WATCH: New Ads From NRCC, Democratic SuperPAC Hammer Kelly, Barber; Dems Go Six Figures, NRCC Goes Small (FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS)

The national Democratic-affiliated SuperPACs and Republicans are pouring more money into southern Arizona this week, although the National Republican Congressional Committee ("NRCC") only made a $10,500 ad buy.  The Democratic-affiliated group called the House Majority PAC spent that on production alone and spent and additional $108,000 (plus) on airtime.

We will do a Fact Check on both ads later, but here are the ads in order of their FEC filings.

First, the NRCC filed its notice on Friday, totalling $18,750.  As noted, the NRCC had already spent approximately $300,000 on this race (much of it pre-primary, attacking Barber while the Republican candidates were pummeling each other).

Next comes the House Majority PAC ad.  This SuperPAC is primarily funded by labor unions and wealthy investors (including the infamous George Soros), and is a newcomer to the Arizona CD8 race to replace retired Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  This PAC boasts that it spent $400,000 in a special election in New York, and it seems poised to do the same here.

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