Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Is It Time To Begin A* Senate Conservatives Fund Ad Buy Countdown?

The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) is busy going after politicians in the Carolinas. They're going after Lindsey Graham of South Carolina:
A group founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint is targeting fellow South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, charging the two-term Republican with being insufficiently hostile to President Barack Obama's health care law.
The 61-second radio ad by the Senate Conservatives Fund popped up on Sunlight's Political Ad Hawk days after a tea party challenger announced she is entering the primary against Graham. The ad cites Graham's refusal to join Senate Republicans, such as Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, in an effort to cut off funding for the law. Graham, along with a number of other more mainstream Republicans, have urged a less confrontational approach that would not threaten a government shutdown.
They've also targeted North Carolina's Richard Burr:
The Senate Conservatives Fund is going up with a small radio ad buy against Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) — a sign that conservative groups may target Burr for denouncing their Defund Obamacare campaign.
The SCF ad buy is about $40,000 and attacks Burr for labeling Defund Obamacare the “dumbest idea I’ve ever heard.”
“What’s dumb is for Richard Burr to vote to fund a government program like Obamacare that will do so much harm to North Carolina families,” the narrator says, adding toward the end: “This could be our last chance to stop Obamacare, and it’s time for Richard Burr to start listening to us, not his friends in Washington.” 
Let's do the math, Nancy Mace, Graham's opponent announced on August 3. The ads began running "days' later. Stace Nelson announced on August 18; "days" later would mean that SCF will have ads running against Republican front runner Mike Rounds before Labor Day. Unless, of course, they think that the South Carolina seat and Lindsey Graham's defeat is worth more than the South Dakota seat.

*Originally had usage error "an" Need to proof better.

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