Just a few days ago, Senator Kelly Ayotte was sharply critical of out-of-state special interests running what she called false ads about her position on background checks for gun buyers.
Those evil out-of-state special interests attacking poor beleaguered Kelly.
But wait - our friends at Think Progress find that out-of-state special interests SUPPORTING KellyAyotte are also running ads in NH. They seem to have had a tough time with casting. For example:
Jayne Millerick is billed in the ad as a “New Hampshire mom” and says “Those attack commercials are partisan and deliberately misleading.” But Millerick is actually a Republican strategist whoserved as Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, a New Hampshire Republican Delegate in 2008, and was a member of New Hampshire Women for Mitt coalition in 2012. She is now a professional political consultant.
I nearly choked on my coffee this morning when I saw Jayne Millerick, "mom" in that ad this morning. They couldn't find any civilians for these ads?
As for who "they" are: They are the American Future Fund who describe themselves thusly:
The American Future Fund operates as a 501(c)(4) and was formed to provide Americans with a conservative and free market viewpoint to have a mechanism to communicate and advocate on the issues that most interest and concern them.These groups just seem to pop up like mushrooms after a spring rain. Politico provides some background on the money being spent on ads by these groups to shore up Ayotte's dwindling support.
It seems out-of-state special interests are just ducky when they're trying to help you cover your ass, right Senator?