Super PAC Targets Democrat in Georgia
Posted at 2:46 p.m. on July 21, 2014
Nunn is being targeted on TV as the GOP primary concludes. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
With the Georgia Republican Senate runoff ending Tuesday, an outside group focused on eradicating wasteful government spending launched a TV ad against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn.
The group, Ending Spending Action Fund, spent more than $200,000 to produce and place the ad, according to an independent expenditure report filed Sunday with the Federal Election Commission. It also spent more than $28,000 on opposition research.
The 30-second ad, which is running statewide and kicked off over the weekend, was timed to run just as either Rep. Jack Kingston or former corporate CEO David Perdue wins the Republican nomination and the general election officially begins. The seat in this Republican-leaning state is one of Democrats’ only pickup opportunities.
Nunn has gone largely untouched as the extended primary has kept the focus on Republicans. But outside spending against her is expected to pour in, and this is the first splash.
The spot ties Nunn to President Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act, claims she supports higher taxes and criticizes her salary as CEO of the Points of Light Foundation. Nunn’s ability to win crossover moderate Republican votes is critical to the Democrat’s success.
The race is rated Favored Republican by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.