10 September 2014

American Action Network to Spend $750,000 Against Ron Barber (AZ-02)

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network (@AAN) today announced they will be spending $750,000 in Arizona’s 2nd congressional district race between ineffective liberal Congressman Ron Barber and center-right candidate Martha McSally. The independent expenditures will include Tucson broadcast TV ads and digital advertising the final weeks of the general election. 

“Arizonans know that behind Ron Barber’s empty rhetoric is his troubling record of standing up for a more extreme version of Obamacare but not for Arizona seniors, veterans and families being hurt by Washington,” said Emily Davis, spokeswoman for American Action Network. “Martha McSally is a center-right rising star who will take the fight to Washington for seniors, veterans, and local military bases.” 

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 $1 million against Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01). 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