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Democratic Super PAC Going After Bono Mack with $285k Ad Buy

The House Majority PAC says it is buying airtime hoping to unseat Republican candidates.

A national political action committee that supports Democratic congressional candidates announced Thursday it is reserving $285,000 of broadcast airtime in an effort to unseat Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) in November.

The new 36th Congressional District seat Bono Mack is seeking re-election to was redrawn to central and eastern Riverside County.  Bono Mack, in the latest federal election fundraising report, has nearly $850,000 in funds available in her campaign warchest.

The House Majority PAC, which formed in April 2011, says it is spending $2.5 million in six markets to target Republican office-holders. The list includes $1.2 million of San Diego broadcast airtime in an effort to unseat Republican Rep. Brian Bilbray.

The advertising buys are in addition to $20 million announced last month in 38 other markets, in conjunction with the Service Employees International Union.

“House Majority PAC continues to expand its fall paid media campaign to educate voters nationwide about House Republicans’ and GOP candidates’ extreme agenda and misguided priorities,” said Alixandria Lapp, executive director of the super PAC.

“Whether it’s supporting plans to end Medicare as we know it, protect tax loopholes for companies that ship American jobs overseas or cut millionaires’ taxes even more, these Republicans are out of touch and House Majority PAC will hold them accountable.”

According to the Washington Post, the House Majority PAC’s counterpart that backs GOP candidates has yet to reserve fall airtime for House races.

—City News Service contributed to this report.

Papa Rich August 03, 2012 at 03:05 PM
these Republicans are out of touch <<<<< that pretty much sums it up..old people who listen to Fox news and Mr idiot Humes lol!
Larry Summers August 03, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Like Steve Pougnet before him, Ruiz is nothing more than a Pelosi Puppet! No to Pelosi and no to Ruiz!
Michael Hutchison August 03, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Great news! Finally someone is holding Mary Mac accountable for her irresponsible support of the radical right wing agenda of the Republican Party! Raul Ruiz is a thoughtful dedicated public servant who will more accurately reflect the needs of the people living in the 36th Congressional District!
Ron Moon August 03, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I, as registered Independent, voted for Ms Bono in her past elections while holding my nose. I will do so again in November. She will win, not because of my vote, but fortunately for her she is always challenged by a Liberal Democratic candidate. Mr. Ruiz included. A moderate Democrat with a good Campaign Manager might be succesful. Another scenerio would be a charismatic Tea Party Candidate. Constituents such as myself which I believe are growing in numbers, are disappointed by her lack of passion on issues i.e. Illegal Immigration, Spending/National Debt, Tax Reform, Entilements, Domestic Energy Production etc. She belongs to a Political Party that controlled the House and Senate and failed miserably on ALL of the before mentioned Issues. Now we are to believe The Republicans and her have seen the light and now know what to do. Bull. Please note the Democrats had this majority for two years recently. Nada. P.S. Our State Assemblyman Brian Nestande aka Mr. Never had a Bill signed into Law @ 1.5 million dollars a year, is no better.
Bill Baker August 04, 2012 at 05:38 AM


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