FOLLOWING MONEY IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

Saturday, March 22, 2014

WATCH, NEW AD: Blue Dogs Snarl Back, Centrist PAC Spending More Than $200k On Ads Supporting Arizona's (FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS)

(UPDATE, 3/24/14:  You can view the Center Forward ad supporting Sinema here.)

Ads supporting Arizona's two Blue Dog Democrats begin running in Tucson and Phoenix on Monday.  A PAC supporting centrists in both parties is spending more than $200,000 to praise Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-CD9) and Ron Barber (D-CD2).

Center Forward is spending more than $750,000 over the next two weeks supporting five Democratic Representatives and two Republicans.  $200,000 of that sum will be spent in the Phoenix market, supporting Sinema; Arizona's Politics is not yet sure how much airtime is purchased in Tucson on behalf of Barber.

Sinema and Barber joined the Blue Dog Democratic Caucus last year; the caucus is composed of moderate Democrats.  Barber's re-election has been targeted by Republicans and Democrats as one of the most closely-contested in the nation;  it is one of six rated as a "pure toss-up".  Sinema is in a swing district, too, but it is currently rated as "Democrat favored".

The text of the pro-Barber ad is below.

h/t TheHill.com

                                   



"Bickering. Dysfunction. Washington's broken, but Ron Barber is bringing people together to do something about it. He worked with Republicans and Democrats to require that, if Congress doesn't pass a budget, it doesn't get paid.  And Barber has led by example, voting to block a congressional pay raise, refusing his pay during the government shutdown, even donating his congressional healthcare subsidy to southern Arizona charities."

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