|Clip from Mayday ad (below), with|
remarkably-good cartoon likeness
The Mayday PAC filed its independent expenditure report with the FEC (Federal Election Commission) today, detailing that it spent $6,666 putting together the 30-second spot (below) and $74,731 for online views.
The Mayday PAC has received a lot of national intention for the apparent irony of raising money for a Super PAC to support elected officials and candidates who support changing the campaign finance to get rid of Super PACs*. So far, they have raised $7.9 Million.
Gallego is facing a close race for the Democratic nomination, with the winner next week being the overwhelming favorite to replace Pastor. He is battling former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, who is described by Mayday's Larry Lessig as “what some are calling a more corporate Democrat.”
Mayday cites Gallego's support for the Government By the People Act as basis for choosing him as one of the first candidates they are fighting for. Gallego's issues page does not mention campaign finance reform as a key plank, but it did post this position paper a couple of days before receiving Mayday's blessing (which went unnoticed by Arizona media).
Because of the impending primary, the Time article notes that the Arizona race will be "the first test of Mayday PAC's mettle."
* Mayday "embraces the irony" and uses the asterisk to say "yes, including ourselves."
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