Skip to comments.Organizing for Action targets GOP lawmakers in first ad buy
Posted on 02/21/2013 10:29:55 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
WASHINGTON -- Four California Republican House members are among 16 GOP legislators being targeted by a pro-Obama advocacy group in a new online ad campaign urging them to back a more robust background check system for gun sales.
Reps. Jeff Denham, Howard P. Buck McKeon, Gary G. Miller and David Valadao are among those featured in the banner ads, which begin running Friday on the websites of local news outlets such as the Modesto Bee and Santa Clarita Valley Signal. The ads, tailored with the photos and Twitter handle of each member of Congress, call on them to support universal background checks.
The online ad buy, which cost close to six figures, is the first such campaign by Organizing for Action, the month-old advocacy group formed by top advisors to President Obama to build momentum for his legislative agenda. The ads are going live the same day as the group launches its first national mobilization, a so-called day of action featuring 100 events around the country aimed at demonstrating support for Obamas gun violence reduction plan.
As a 501(c)4 nonprofit social welfare group, OFA has said it will not engage in partisan political activity, but it has wide latitude as an issue advocacy organization to pressure elected officials on specific policy matters.
Among the other targets of OFAs first ad buy are Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. Those in the House include Reps. Michael G. Fitzpatrick, Jim Gerlach and Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania, David Joyce of Ohio, John Kline and Erik Paulsen of Minnesota, Mike Coffman of Colorado, Daniel Webster and C.W. Bill Young of Florida and Robert Pittenger of North Carolina.
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I remember the group "Term limits"....nice title right?...sounds conservative?..right....it spent about 4 yrs trying to unseat a single pub in my district...they didn't go after anyone else locally....
donate ONLY to the candidate of your choice....at least you'll know WHO your money supports....
Obama declares war on Republicans. How will Republicans/Rove respond I wonder.
I thought Californica had a bullet proof democrat majority in their congress? Why would they need to pressure anyone?