19 September 2012

Norm Coleman-led group goes after Nolan with aggressive ad campaign

Norm Coleman-led group goes after Nolan with aggressive ad campaign
Park Rapids Enterprise
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A nonprofit group led by former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman is spending nearly $600,000 in television and Web-based ads against Democrat Rick Nolan as he takes on incumbent U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-North Branch). The buy includes the Duluth media market.
 
The ads released Monday from the American Action Network drew a strong reaction from the Nolan campaign, which called a press conference Monday afternoon to discount the one in the Duluth market as misleading.
 
Cravaack’s campaign said the ad buy is out of its control because campaign laws do not allow coordination with groups like American Action Network. Campaign spokesman Michael Bars said Cravaack was unavailable for comment Monday.
 
American Action Network announced Monday that it is spending $1.6 million on four congressional races in three states. Because it is considered a non-profit organization, its donors can remain anonymous.
 


Calvin Moore

Communications Director