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Small Party Buys in AZ, IN Boost Third-Party Nominees

A PAC funded by megadonors went up with a last-minute ad in Michigan.

Nov. 5, 2018, 10:52 a.m.

AZ SEN: “The Arizona Republican Party is sending mailers to Democratic voters tying” Angela Green (G), who dropped out and endorsed Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-09), “to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in what appears to be an attempt to persuade liberals to support her over” Sinema. The mailers read, “Angela Green and Bernie Sanders are too extreme for Arizona,” “before pointing to Green’s ‘Sanders-style agenda’ of Medicare for all, marijuana legalization, higher taxes on the wealthy and a 100 percent green energy mandate.” (HuffPost)

2018 candidate Kelli Ward (R) and former Gov. Jan Brewer (R) cut a radio ad backing McSally paid for by Restore Our Healthcare Inc. The PAC’s president, Oliver Schwab, is Rep. David Schweikert’s (R-06) former chief of staff. (Arizona Republic)

FL SEN: Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) latest ad highlights his efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael and his desire for people to come together. (release)

Scott also cut a Spanish-language ad talking about the importance of family. (Orlando Sentinel)

IN SEN: The Indiana Democratic Party is “funding a last-minute attempt to split the Republican vote in the state’s crucial Senate contest by boosting” Lucy Brenton (L). They “began purchasing Facebook ads on Thursday questioning the conservative bona fides of” state Rep. Mike Braun (R) “by, among other things, suggesting he backed Hillary Clinton in 2016. ‘Mike Braun will say anything to get elected, but the fact is that he was an active Democrat for decades, and voted to raise your taxes 159 times,’ one of the ads reads. Libertarian Party candidate ‘Lucy Brenton is the true anti-tax conservative.’” (Daily Beast)

MI SEN: “Ending Spending Action Fund, which is funded by the Adelson and Ricketts families,” is running a $1 million ad campaign Thursday through Election Day to boost Army veteran John James (R). It “portrays James … as a change agent while assailing” Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D). The announcer: “After 40 years, Debbie Stabenow has been in office longer than John James has been alive.” (Politico)

MO SEN: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) ”is doubling down on her criticism of” state Attorney General Josh Hawley's (R) "tenure with a digital ad that highlights a new report that Hawley's political consultants were deeply involved in work for his attorney general's office. ... The five-figure digital ad, which will run on Youtube and social media, takes a further swipe at Hawley by evoking his 2016 campaign ad where he promises not to use the attorney general position to climb the political ‘ladder.’” (NBC News)

ND SEN: Facebook took down ads paid for by North Dakota Democrats that “told hunters they should consider not voting lest it cost them their hunting licenses in other states.” (Say Anything)

TN SEN: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-06) released her final television ad, in which she vows to “build the wall, reclaim the Supreme Court, protect Trump’s tax cuts, and repeal Obamacare.” Blackburn: “Phil Bredesen? He won’t do any of that.” (release)

TX SEN: An ad from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee features footage of Trump calling Sen. Ted Cruz (R) “Lyin’ Ted” and saying he’s “a nasty guy.” (release)

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-16) released an ad with Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” playing over footage of his campaign events. (release)

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