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Notes From Norm: Running the Wrong Way

| Recent Events | Norm Coleman

When describing the President of the United States of America one would be hard-pressed to use the phrase “passive aggressive”.

Our notion of a President, regardless of which political party, is one of a robust, aggressive, dominant and action-oriented leader.

Yet, in the past couple of weeks our current President seems to going out of his way to do a bit of “gotcha” with members of his own party who are fighting for their very political lives.

AAN Launches "Tantrums" Ad Campaign Against Ann Kirkpatrick

| Recent Events | Emily Davis

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network (@AAN) today released the ad "Tantrums" in Arizona's 1st congressional district, showing how Ann Kirkpatrick's hyper-partisan, contentious voting record hurts Arizonans.

AAN Begins "Deserve" Ad Campaign Against Rick Nolan

| Recent Events | Emily Davis

WASHINGTON – American Action Network (@AAN) today released the ad "Deserve" in Minnesota's 8th congressional district, exposing Congressman Rick Nolan's record of looking out for himself over Minnesota families and veterans. 

In Congress, Rick Nolan voted for pay raises and extravagant congressional perks, including taxpayer-funded health care and first-class air travel for Congress. But when it came time to fund veterans’ earned benefits, Rick Nolan was one of only four members to vote against a bipartisan veterans bill. 

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.