Club for Growth Spending To Save Mourdock, Flake
Club for Growth Action announced $500,000 television advertising buys in the Indiana and Arizona Senate races -- two races where Republicans were once favored to easily win the general elections but that now appear to be close contests.
In the GOP-leaning states, both new spots emphasize that a vote for the Democratic candidate would mean "a U.S. Senate controlled by liberals."
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee signaled their optimism that Arizona is competitive with an ad buy of $526,000 Monday, their first foray into the state this cycle. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has not reserved time there.
The Club for Growth spot targets former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona on taxes and President Obama's health care bill.
"Do you know that Carmona says he has no problem with raising taxes?" the ad's narrator asks. "Do you know Carmona supports the Obama health care plan?"
And in Indiana, both sides have signaled the race's competitiveness this week with their increased advertising reservations.
The new Club ad in Indiana hits Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly on fiscal issues.
"Mourdock opposes job-killing tax hikes, regulations, and debts," says the narrator. "Donnelly has voted for higher taxes, government health care, and trillions in new debt."