Christine Jones’ monopoly on the television ad war in Arizona’s 5th Congressional District has propelled her into frontrunner status, but as early ballots landed in voters’ mailboxes, a new voice hit the airwaves to challenge her.Read More »
Seven hundred thousand dollars wasn’t enough to win the race that would have been the Club for Growth’s signature victory in Arizona.Read More »
The decision on who ultimately represents a heavily Republican congressional district that runs from western Arizona through Prescott and south of Phoenix could end with the primary election.Read More »
With a boost from the Club for Growth, state Sen. Ron Gould raised more money than Congressman Paul Gosar during the past few weeks, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.Read More »
U.S. Senate candidate Wil Cardon says he plans to air a new television ad, but his campaign hasn’t bought any network TV airtime since the end of July.
The five biggest networks in the Phoenix metro area say Cardon’s last ad buy ended on July 30, just days before early ballots were sent out for the Aug. 28 primary against Congressman Jeff Flake.
Congressman Paul Gosar’s campaign has stepped up its attack on his political rival, state Sen. Ron Gould, lambasting him for support he’s getting from Club for Growth.Read More »
The Club for Growth had a short but strong rebuke for Franks today after he appeared in an ad for Cardon in which he “sets the record straight” on the “absolutely false” attack ads paid for by the Club. In the 30-second ad posted today on YouTube by Cardon’s campaign, Franks, who endorsed Cardon earlier this month, says he can personally vouch for Cardon as a “job creator,” “conservative Reagan Republican” and someone with the “business skills we need in the Senate to fix this economy.”Read More »
Cardon has gained a lot of ground on Flake in the past several months with $2.5 million in TV and radio ads, but his advertising hegemony came to an end today when the Club for Growth announced a $500,000 media buy to air a series of attack ads against him for the next couple of weeks.Read More »
The intraparty war between congressional Republican leadership and the conservative Club for Growth appears to have simmered down for now, even while the race between U.S. Reps. David Schweikert and Ben Quayle is growing fiercer.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner this week agreed to give Schweikert a contribution from his PAC to compensate for a contribution he made earlier to his primary rival Quayle.
Last month, the Club for Growth was quick to pick sides in the race to replace Kyl, endorsing Flake the same day he announced his candidacy.Read More »