The American Action Network is spending nearly $1M on a national TV ad (Fox News, and below), mailers, digital and radio advertising. They will only use the national ad and digital advertising to influence Franks regarding the Trade Promotion Authority measure.
The campaign by a Republican group backing the Republican House Speaker to influence Republican House Members who may be reluctant to support TPA because of Republican voters is obviously going to "make the Republican case" for promoting trade.
The ad urges passage because "If we don’t lead on global trade, China will.” It points out that "liberals and labor unions" oppose the measure because they "advocate weakness abroad". (Interestingly, the ad shows a picture of President Obama just before that statement, although the President is campaigning hard for Congress to pass it.)
Franks' position on the TPA is listed as "undecided or unclear" by TheHill.com. Arizona's Politics has asked the Congressman for his position and will update as warranted.
TheHill's list also describes Rep. Paul Gosar (R-CD4) as undecided or unclear on the GOP side, and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-CD1) as the same on the Democratic side. It notes that Arizona GOP Reps. Martha McSally (R-CD2), Matt Salmon (R-CD5) and David Schweikert (R-CD6) are "yes or leaning yes". Equally on the other side, Arizona Democratic Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-CD7), Raul Grijalva (D-CD3) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD1) are "no or leaning no".
A Politico article notes that a vote on the TPA is expected within the next two weeks.
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