GEORGIA 12 (D -- BARROW)

Allen, DCCC Go On Air

Jack Fitzpatrick
Aug. 19, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

Con­struc­tion com­pany own­er Rick Al­len (R) re­leased a TV ad blam­ing Pres­id­ent Obama for the Vet­er­ans Af­fairs health care wait times, for the bor­der crisis, and for the rough rol­lout of Health­Care.gov. “Look at the mess Obama’s made,” Al­len says in the ad. “Vet­er­ans dy­ing, ig­nored by the VA; the crisis on our bor­der; his gov­ern­ment can’t even run a health care web­site. Yet not a single bur­eac­rat’s been fired, and the ca­reer politi­cians are let­ting the pres­id­ent get away with it.”

DCCC AD HITS AL­LEN ON GOV­ERN­MENT CON­TRACTS. The Demo­crat­ic Con­gres­sion­al Cam­paign Com­mit­tee re­leased a TV ad cri­ti­ciz­ing Al­len for tak­ing $184 mil­lion in gov­ern­ment con­tracts and then go­ing over budget. Sales taxes “were raised to pay for 16 of Al­len’s con­tracts,” the ad’s nar­rat­or says. “In­sider deals, blown budgets, high­er taxes. That’s not Geor­gia. It sounds like Wash­ing­ton, D.C. Rick Al­len would fit right in.” (At­lanta Journ­al-Con­sti­tu­tion)

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