Sunday, September 4, 2016

Babeu's Headmaster Days Subject Of DCCC's 1st $170,000 Ad Campaign In AZ01 (FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS)

The DCCC jumped right into the mucky part of the AZ01 pool this week, with it's first, $170,000 ad buy against GOP nominee Paul Babeu. The ad focuses entirely on Babeu's controversial tenure as the headmaster at the DeSisto School in Massachusetts.

Although the ad started running two days after the current Pinal County Sheriff won the hotly-contested primary for the swing seat in CD1, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has not yet posted it online.

Phoenix's KNXV (Ch.15), which has been in the forefront of reporting the allegations of abuse, did run snippets of the ad as part of a news package explaining that it has nothing to do with the DCCC ad.

On Friday, the DCCC filed its 48-hour disclosure report, detailing that it spent $14,000 producing the ad and $155,000 on airtime. It appears to be airing on the Phoenix stations, although the mammoth district is also partly served by the Tucson market.

Former State Sen. Tom O'Halleran (then, a Republican) is the Democratic candidate for the seat opened up by Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick's run for the U.S. Senate.

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