10 September 2014

American Action Network to Spend $1 Million Against Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network (@AAN) today announced they will be spending $1 Million in Arizona’s 1st congressional district race between liberal Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick and center-right candidate Andy Tobin. The independent expenditures will include TV ads in the Phoenix media market and digital advertising in mid-October. 

“Ann Kirkpatrick has been a reliable partisan champion for President Obama and Nancy Pelosi – even voting to make Obamacare the law despite its costs on Arizona families,” said Emily Davis, spokeswoman for American Action Network. “Instead of Ann Kirkpatrick’s far-left agenda, proven center-right leader Andy Tobin will be a voice for Arizonans who want more jobs, less government intrusion, and freedom from the unworkable Obamacare law.” 

This is part of a first round of announced spending along with AAN’s sister organization, the Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC, totaling $8 Million in nine districts across the country. The initial round includes $750,000 against Congressman Ron Barber (AZ-02). During the 2012 election cycle, independent expenditures of AAN and CLF were rated the #1 and #2 Highest “Return on Investment” of any conservative outside spenders. 

The American Action Network is a 501(c)(4) 'action tank' that creates, encourages and promotes center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government, American exceptionalism, and strong national security. The American Action Network's primary goal is to put our center-right ideas into action by engaging the hearts and minds of the American people and spurring them into action to advance our center-right policy agenda. The Network is chaired by former Senator Norm Coleman (MN) and its board includes Fred Malek, former Congressman Tom Reynolds (NY), and former Congressman Vin Weber (MN).

Courtney Parella

Communications Director