Over at NRO, Andrew Stiles writes that Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., is in mortal peril. He mentions that Americans for Tax Reform is planning an ad buy against him.
This morning the group reported its independent expenditure: $220,000 in television airtime. ATR is also pouring money into other unlikely GOP targets:
- $301,000 for ads against Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga.
- $513,000 for ads against Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich.
- $463,000 for ads against Rep. Lincoln Davis, D-Tenn.
- $300,000 for ads against Rep.Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.
ATR is also spending $316,000 against a much more likely target, Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania’s Senate race.
Some of the ads are modeled after this one, with the names and states (obviously) changed: