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February 7, 2016

Democratic Super PAC Targets Michigan, Arkansas Senate Races

Senate Majority PAC, a outside group committed to electing Democrats to the Senate, released two new ads on Friday targeting races in Arkansas and Michigan. The spots are part of a multi-state campaign to counter massive advertisement spending from Americans for Prosperity, a group supported by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch.

The spots argue that GOP Senate candidates, Rep. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, advance corporate interests over the economic well-being of two different demographic groups.

In Arkansas, the super PAC is targeting senior voters to boost vulnerable Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor’s chances of keeping his seat. The Senate Race in Arkansas is rated Tilts Republican by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

“Corporate special interests are spending millions to smear Mark Pryor and elect Tom Cotton,” the narrator said. The ad goes on to accuse Cotton of wanting to give “billions in profits to insurance companies while costing seniors $6,000 more a year.”

The Michigan spot targets female voters arguing that the “billionaires paying for Terri Lynn Land’s Senate race,” and says that if Land is elected, “women’s access to preventative health care would be cut while their costs would increase.”

Rep. Gary Peters is the like Democratic nominee for that open-seat race to replace Sen. Carl Levin, who is retiring. He went on the air this week with his first advertisements.

This race is rated Leans Democratic by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • VirginianVoter

    Other way around – Arkansas is Tilt Republican, Michigan is Leans Democrat.

  • Raj Err

    Like marxism, the “big idea” of today’s liberalism is the notion that a self-proclaimed group of the uber-enlightened are somehow magically entitled to consciously direct the future of mankind.

  • Jose Rodriguez

    Today’s liberalism might as well be communism without the manifesto.

  • Steve Zemke

    Republicans are pushing the agenda of corporate America and the wealthy. Democrats support the position that priority should be given to supporting people’s basic human rights, like to food, housing, education and health care. Not communism or Marxism – just supporting the rights of people over the manufactured philosophy of corporate welfare.

  • teapartyidiots

    I am assuming that they will probably both follow their partisan lean in the end.

  • VirginianVoter

    Right. Michigan is a blue state on the federal level, and Arkansas is a red state now. I think that’s how these two races will result.

  • teapartyidiots

    Me too,though I think Arkansas will be closer than people think due to Pryor’s long history with the state.

  • VirginianVoter

    I don’t think Pryor gets blown out like Blanche Lincoln. Having said that, his campaign seems to be struggling to get footing, and the state is rapidly turning against his party.

  • Osaka Williams

    In related YouTube video we find liberal democrat Nancy Pelosi praising the anarchists of the “Occupy” domestic insurrection:

  • mickrrussom

    The Obama regime and the INNER PARTY (democrat Ingsoc losers) are the enemy of faith, freedom, family and liberty.

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