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September 21, 2014

Club for Growth Launches Ad in Open Alabama House Race

The Club for Growth is up with an ad attacking an Alabama Republican primary hopeful for his donations to “liberal Democrats in Congress.”

The 30-second spot says businessman Will Brooke,¬†one of seven Republicans running in the 6th District open-seat race, donated “tens of thousands of dollars” to a Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Alabama and that his company helped pass tax increases in the state.

“That’s liberal, that’s Will Brooke,” a narrator says in the ad, backed by a six-figure buy in the Birmingham broadcast and cable markets.

 

Brooke faces state Rep. Paul DeMarco, social conservative activist Gary Palmer and Club for Growth-backed surgeon Chad Mathis, among others, in the June 3 primary. They are vying to replace GOP Rep. Spencer Bachus, who is retiring.

If no candidate garners more than 50 percent in the primary, the race will head to a July 15 runoff.

The eventual GOP nominee is likely the next member of Congress from this Birmingham-based House district, which Mitt Romney carried with 74 percent.

Alabama’s 6th District is rated Safe Republican by The Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

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