Americans For Tax Reform has purchased $496,000 worth of TV ads for GOP Challenger Lee Anderson in the 12th district Congressional race. ATR says the ads are meant to combat accusations by The Center Forward, a group supporting centrists, that Anderson violated his “no tax increase” pledge.
ATR has reserved air time in the Augusta-Aiken, Macon, and Savannah media markets for television ads to begin airing on Monday, October 15th. The first ad, which can be seen here, will respond to Center Forward’s ad. It explains that the Taxpayer Protection Pledge “is a simple Pledge, to not raise your taxes.” It is a Pledge that Anderson has made to the taxpayers of Georgia’s 12th Congressional District.
In addition to $496,000 in television ads, ATR has spent $17,500 on a targeted direct mail campaign. The campaign will highlight the fact that Anderson has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, promising Georgians that he will oppose any effort to raise taxes. It will also highlight Democrats’ reckless behavior in Congress over the last couple of years.
See the full press release here.
Meanwhile, Barrow announced via press release his campaign raised $648,070 during the third quarter and has $1.19 million cash on hand for the final three weeks of the campaign.
“I’ve been honored to have the support of folks from both political parties,” said Congressman Barrow. “We’ve got a positive message and a great record of cutting spending and bringing good-paying jobs to the 12th District. Washington already has too many hyper-partisans like Lee Anderson, and the voters are overwhelmingly rejecting his style of dirty politics.”