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SMP Ad Attacks Hawley Over Greitens Scandal

The starting buy on the ad was more than $900,000.

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Kimberly Railey
March 5, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

A new Senate Majority PAC ad calls state Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) “part of the problem in Jefferson City.” The spot cites Gov. Eric Greitens’ (R) recent indictment and a donation Hawley received from a donor accused of an illegal pay-to-play scheme. (release)

“The 30-second spot is running in multiple markets and is part of a buy that began two weeks ago, the PAC’s spokesman, Chris Hayden, said. … Hayden said the initial buy on the ad was more than $900,000 and that the group added an additional $500,000 when the ad targeting Hawley was added. The group did not disclose how long the ad would run.” (CNN)

ON THE ATTACK. “Sen. Claire McCaskill’s (D) campaign pilloried … Hawley on Friday after he cleared … Greitens’ office in an investigation into its use of a private messaging app.”

“McCaskill’s campaign noted that Greitens was not interviewed for the Confide investigation and that there was no forensic examination of the electronic devices used by the governor’s staff.” (Kansas City Star)

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