Thursday, May 24, 2012

FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS: American Crossroads Mails It In, Spends $33,000 On Anti-Barber Mailer

American Crossroads, one of the better-known outside organizations spending money on campaigns the past two years, has jumped into the special election battle to replace retired-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-CD8), sending out a $33,000 mailer attacking Democratic nominee (and Giffords' district director) Ron Barber.

American Crossroads is headed by big-name Republican operatives Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, and has been funded by big-money contributions.  The mailer, which was paid for on Monday and late-filed/disclosed with the FEC yesterday, is probably hitting mailboxes in southern Arizona about now.  (If you have a copy of it, please e-mail it to Arizona's Politics at the address below.)

Outside groups have already spent heavily on both sides of this special election, and several more "Following Money In Arizona's Politics" bulletins are expected before election day on June 12.

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