FOLLOWING MONEY IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

Friday, August 1, 2014

AD WATCH: Ohio-Based Dark Money Group Makes $70,000 Ad Buy To Support Kwasman In CD1 Primary (FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS)

A new dark money group has plunked down $70,000 to buy television ad time supporting state Rep. Adam Kwasman in his bid for the Republican nomination in the Congressional District 1 race.

The Hometown Freedom Action Network ("HFAN") filed its independent expenditure report today, indicating that on July 29, it bought "television advertising" favoring Kwasman (that "also opposes Andy Tobin and Gary Kiehne").

This is only the 2nd expenditure that HFAN has made, after being formed by well-known dark money group attorney David Langdon in 2012.  The first IE came earlier this year, opposing Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse; the group conveniently funneled $91,000 through a corporation (the somewhat-ironically-named "A Public Voice, Inc."). The corporation thus shields the original contributors.

The broadcast information on the ad has not yet been publicly filed, and HFAN has no website or YouTube channel.

Kwasman, Tobin and Kiehne are all seeking the nomination to oppose Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD1) in one of the few toss-up districts in the nation.

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