Thursday, July 18, 2013

FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS: GOP Tries To School Arizona Reps. Barber, Sinema In Advance Of House Vote On No Child Left Behind Rewrite

The National Republican Congressional Committee ("NRCC") is running online ads against Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-CD9) and Ron Barber (D-CD2), anticipatorily accusing them of putting "Washington special interests" ahead of "parents, students and teachers."

The House GOP is preparing a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act for a vote in the next several days, in the face of "near-unanimous opposition from Democrats".

The NRCC is targeting 10 Democrats across the country that it sees as being politically vulnerable in the 2014 election and on this issue.  Sinema and Barber are among the NRCC's top targets.

The online banner ads will be geographically targeted and focused on "education blogs."  Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD1) is also seen as vulnerable, but is probably not getting her "Back to School" picture because of the nature of internet advertising and her mostly-rural district.

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