Thursday, September 11, 2014

FIRST WATCH: NRCC Gets The Boots, Jeans Right In New Anti-Kirkpatrick Ad (FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS)

The National Republican Congressional Committee ("NRCC") unveiled its new ad tonight claiming that incumbent Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD1) has too much baggage to be re-elected.  This time, the actress portraying the Congresswoman is wearing jeans and boots.

The NRCC's first post-primary ad featured the bottom half of an actress who looked more like Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-CD9) than Kirkpatrick, and received some negative attention for its portrayal. Kirkpatrick's campaign released an ad playing on the disconnect and featuring her well-worn cowboy boots.

The NRCC is spending $376,000 per week airing this ad.  (Of course, the first bag was free.)

It leads with the oldie-but-not-goodie claim about the 2009 stimulus bill, then adds the votes that ended or prevented government shutdowns (debt limit increases) and Obamacare votes.

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