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American Action Network to Spend $600,000 Against Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)

| Recent Events | Emily Davis

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network (@AAN) today announced plans to spend $600,000 in New York’s 18th congressional district race against liberal Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney. The independent expenditures will include heavy mail and digital advertising as well as some broadcast TV advertising in late October.

Notes From Norm: When Ordinary and Competent is Needed

| Recent Events | Norm Coleman

My relationship with government is complicated.

On one hand, I believe there is a proper and limited role, for government.

On the other hand, like a lot of Americans, I question the true value of the money we pay to support our government today.

No matter where one looks there are legitimate questions about the competency of our government systems at every level.  And, its impact on every American.

AAN Releases “Sidekick” Ad Campaign Against Pete Gallego

| Recent Events | Emily Davis

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network (@AAN) today released the ad “Sidekick” in Texas’ 23rd congressional district race, highlighting Pete Gallego’s record as President Obama’s big spender in Congress.

AAN Releases “Pelosi’s Cash” Ad Campaign Against Ron Barber

| Recent Events | Emily Davis

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network (@AAN) today released the ad “Pelosi’s Cash” in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District race highlighting Ron Barber’s support of Nancy Pelosi’s Washington agenda after receiving thousands in campaign cash.

In 2012, Ron Barber wouldn’t tell Arizonans if he would back Nancy Pelosi for Speaker, but he took $25,000 from Pelosi in campaign contributions. Then in 2013, Barber joined Nancy Pelosi’s posse, trying to return her to the Speaker’s chair and defend Obamacare.

AAN Releases “Unwelcome” Ad Campaign Against Ami Bera

| Recent Events | Emily Davis

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network (@AAN) today released the ad “Unwelcome” in California’s 7th congressional district race, highlighting Ami Bera’s role in supporting Obamacare.

American Action Network to Spend $1.1 Million Against Aimee Belgard (NJ-03)

| Recent Events | Emily Davis

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network today announced they would be spending $1.1 Million in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District race between liberal candidate Aimee Belgard and center-right candidate Tom MacArthur. The independent expenditures will include Philadelphia broadcast TV ads and digital advertising beginning October 28 for the final week of the general election.

AAN Releases $1.1 Million Ad Campaign Against Joe Garcia: In His Own Words

| Recent Events | Emily Davis

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network (@AAN) today released the ad “In His Own Words” in Florida’s 26th congressional district race, exposing the broken promises and hypocritical rhetoric of Congressman Joe Garcia.

In 2010 and 2012, Joe Garcia campaigned against corruption only to become enveloped in scandal and investigation once in Congress. Joe Garcia’s former chief of staff has already served jail time for absentee ballot fraud related to Garcia’s campaign, and Garcia’s 2010 campaign is under federal investigation for a straw candidate scheme.

AAN Poll: Tobin Leads Kirkpatrick by 6 points

| Recent Events | Emily Davis

Today American Action Network is releasing a poll in AZ-01, showing Republican candidate Andy Tobin leading Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick by 6 points. Key finding of the poll include:

• On the generic ballot, voters prefer a Republican candidate to a Democratic candidate by 45% to 36%.

• 59% of voters disapprove of Obama’s job performance, while just 38% approve. Meanwhile, voters say the country is on the wrong track by a 3-1 margin.

AAN Launches Ad Campaign Against Tim Bishop: A Damn Good Idea?

| Recent Events | Emily Davis

WASHINGTON – Today the American Action Network released an ad “A Damn Good Idea?” in New York’s 1st congressional district race, calling Congressman Tim Bishop out for his out-of-touch rhetoric and even worse record on Obamacare.

Despite Obamacare’s broken promises and high costs that are hurting Long Islanders, Tim Bishop is an outspoken Obamacare champion – even calling the law a “pretty damn good idea” in an interview this year.

AAN Poll Shows Tie in NY-01 Race

| Recent Events | Emily Davis

Today American Action Network is releasing a new poll in NY-01, showing a dead heat race between Congressman Tim Bishop and Senator Lee Zeldin. Key findings from the poll include: 

• Bishop and Zeldin are tied at 46%, with 7% undecided.


• 62% of voters disapprove of Obama’s job performance, while just 37% approve. Meanwhile, 24% of voters say the country is headed in the right direction v. 69% who say wrong track.