Posted: 3:28 pm Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

National Republicans drop $2.5 million on Georgia Senate ads 

By Daniel Malloy

 

Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn are vying for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.

Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn are vying for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat.

WASHINGTON – The National Republican Senatorial Committee is escalating Georgia’s U.S. Senate race ad war with $2.5 million worth of television ad time in the next few weeks, according to two people monitoring ad buys in the state.

The buy runs for five weeks entirely in Atlanta starting Tuesday and appears to be the first strike of the general election for the NRSC anywhere in the country. It’s the latest sign that the race between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn is firmly on the national radar, and the GOP is taking the fight seriously.

The NRSC, which would not officially confirm the Georgia buy until the public paperwork is filed, has reserved TV air time in five other states but is not yet on the air in any of them. The committee’s biggest TV reservations so far have been $2.66 million in Alaska, $2.59 million in North Carolina and $2.20 million in Colorado.

Perdue has to replenish his campaign bank accounts after a lengthy primary season. He attended an NRSC fundraiser in Washington last week. Nunn is airing her own ads but is being attacked by the Ending Spending Super PAC and, likely soon, the NRSC. A copy of the ad is not yet available, but such outside buys typically are attack ads.

As of December, the Nunn campaign predicted the NRSC and its cross-aisle counterpart, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, each would spend $8 million in all, according to internal memos.

22 comments
Andy123
Andy123

It's fund raising/advertising reality like this that tells anyone with logic Michelle Nunn will tote the party line IF she ever made to DC because if she didn't, she wouldn't get any national money. 


These politicians, regardless of party, can talk about reaching across the aisle and singing kumbaya, but if they want national party money and PAC money, they will do what they're told. 

Kamchak
Kamchak

EdUktionless-boy's polls in 3...2...1....

Retired-Soldier
Retired-Soldier

Should be an interesting race. Perdue wins by 5 per cent.

honested
honested

I'm astounded (and insulted).

I want the grand obstructionist party and all of it's outlying tentacles to spend at least TEN MILLION in Georgia this year.

It won't change anything, but at some point they have to run out of money to do damage.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

During an appearance at the Fayette County GOP in Georgia early in January, David Perdue, the former CEO of Dollar General who is now running for outgoing Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R), was asked by a woman in the audience about "corporate welfare." The woman asked about Delta Airlines terminating pensions for employees before going on to merge with Northwest Airlines. In response, Perdue argued that some bailouts can be good, like the Wall Street bailout (TARP), while others are a bad idea, like the bailout of the Detroit autoworkers.~~~


Obviously, TARP is a big thing that the Tea Party has absolutely disagreed with, so it is interesting to see what their reaction has been toward David Perdue.....Crickets, nothing, total BS for reasons that smack of politics, as opposed to their so called ideology that drives the Tea Party.  Who gives a $h!t about a commercial when everyday the GOP exposes how much they suck.

CharlesHendrix
CharlesHendrix

So much for the Perdue supporters being able to squawk about outside money being used by Nunn.. Then again it is not like the republican party has not done the exact same thing on a number of occasions, Benghazi comes to mind.... no other president was accused of "letting brave Americans die". 

Charles50
Charles50

@Andy123 So you think that if Perdue is elected he'll be his own man and buck the party?  

PoliticalOutsider
PoliticalOutsider

EdUloser

If Perdue has a 94.4% chance of winning! why is the national GOP spending $2.5M on bash Nunn ads? Either they like to waste money on races in which they have a 94.4% chance of winning OR they are scared to death Perdue is about to get his a$$ kicked.

EdUktr
EdUktr

@Kamchak

Please see above (during the next Cartoon Network commercial break).

td1234
td1234

@Retired-Soldier 5 points would be on the light side of the margin. I think it will be at least the same number as Obama lost two years ago (8 points) and could be up to 10.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@Retired-Soldier "TARP, TARP TARP"  How does he pull this off without the tea party?  So far across the country they have not supported any candidate who was or is for bank bail outs.  

honested
honested

@CharlesHendrix 

Wow, and that includes the President who went out of his way, even deceiving the Congress and the UN to be involved in 'letting brave Americans die'.

Charles50
Charles50

@PoliticalOutsider Right.  The bottom line is both candidates have no political background.  They happen to be from different parties and the Repubs are trying to shore up their numbers in the Senate.  That's all.  Perdue is like Romney.  They just want someone with an R behind their name in Washington.  

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@td1234   I can draw one of two conclusions from your comment:

A)  The NRSC is not very smart. They intend to put $2.5 Mil into a race that you assure us will be won by the repuppies by as much as 10 points. Do you view that as a prudent use of their resources? If you just bought a brand new Rolls Royce with a Lifetime warranty against breakdown, why would any prudent money manager then buy insurance against breakdown?  Are you saying that the repups aren't very smart with money?  Or, I can conclude that,

B)  You are not very smart, since the national organization has some doubts about perdue's electability, enough doubt that they are going to expend a large chunk of change to heighten his chances.  

So, who knows more, you or the NRSC?

td1234
td1234

@AuntieChrist Well if you read Nate Silver (538) then you would know that there are only 6 or 7 races within 10 point margin so where else should they spend their money?

td1234
td1234

@Retired-Soldier You are correct. When the ads start running talking about Nunn being another Democrat that will give Harry Reid power and another vote for the Obama agenda the Tea Party people will have no problem voting for Perdue. 


If the Libs believe they are going to keep the Tea Party home this year then they will be in for a rude awakening because the Constitutional Amendment to cap the states income tax will have them out to the polls in record numbers. 

td1234
td1234

@honested Well let me change it to something you might understand. The majority of Conservatives in the state and that is way more than 5% of the population.