Sharron Angle’s Super PAC Buys Airtime in Alabama Special | #AL01
Posted at 5:13 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2013
Angle lost a bid for Senate in 2010. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
A super PAC launched by failed Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle has waded into the upcoming Alabama special election, making a small television buy to boost one of the Republican candidates in the crowded field.
Our Voice PAC placed a $10,000 buy on cable in the district to aid Dean Young, a businessman running in Tuesday’s 1st District special election, according to a 1st District source with knowledge of the buy. Young is one of five Republicans looking to succeed former Rep. Jo Bonner, who resigned in August to take a job with the University of Alabama system.
Angle, a member of the tea party who lost a 2010 bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, sent a message to her supporters, urging them to donate money for the ad to support Young’s candidacy.
“It is urgent that we help, Dean Young the courageous conservative in Alabama, win the primary election September 24,” the email reads verbatim. “Together we can make a difference in the next two weeks. Dean Young will vote to de-fund Obamacare. The other candidates have already supported taxing Alabamans so why would they vote against the ‘mother of all tax’ increases.”
Young is one of four candidates battling to make it into a runoff with former state Sen. Bradley Byrne, who many local operatives view as the front-runner in the race. If no candidate in the crowded field garners 50 percent of the vote on Tuesday, there will be a runoff on Nov. 5.
Alabama’s 1st District is rated a Safe Republican seat by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.