Well, that didn’t take long.
The following press release was just received from the campaign for Rick Allen, running against Lee Anderson in tomorrow’s runoff for GA-12:
Augusta – After their advertisement was proven to a flat-out lie, career politician Lee Anderson’s campaign has pulled the advertisement, which was produced by disgraced Missouri U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Akin’s media firm, off the airwaves. Lee Anderson’s campaign began falsely running an advertisement accusing Rick Allen of committing a felony on Friday – less than one week after being caught falsely accusing Rick Allen of donating to John Barrow in a mail piece sent to thousands of voters.
“While Lee Anderson’s television ad, which has now proven to be a flat-out lie, has been an absolute disgrace, the way he has betrayed Georgians’ trust by repeatedly raising their taxes, including his votes for the largest tax increase in Georgia history, is even worse,” Allen said.
Anderson’s Media Consultants, Ohio-based Strategy Group for Media, also produced the television advertisements for disgraced U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Akin, according to Federal Election Commission reports dated July 12, 2012.
If you have not been following the news the past 36 hours, you may not be aware that Rep. Akin has been in a bit of media hot water over his service on the House Science Committee without benefit of the knowledge of what 5th grade girls are told when they are removed from their elementary school class en masse while the boys remain behind and watch Old Yeller.
But given that this is a Republican primary in a socially conservative area, perhaps the real negative message on Anderson the Allen campaign is attempting to convey is that Anderson is sending his campaign cash to consultants in Ohio.