Skip to comments.Ad wars add up in U.S. Senate race (TN)
Posted on 07/07/2014 4:58:06 PM PDT by cotton1706
NASHVILLE It's often said that talk is cheap, but that isn't always the case when it comes to getting your message across to voters in a U.S. Senate race.
So far, Tennessee's three Republican candidates and one of the two major Democrats running, collectively have plunked down at least three-quarters of a million dollars for television broadcast and cable TV ad buys, according to figures obtained by the Times Free Press.
Before all the shouting is over and done with, the totals in the Aug. 7 primaries' "ad wars" are expected to rise far higher as candidates engage in self-promotion, attack rivals, defend themselves and counter-attack.
The latest to join the fray is incumbent Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, who today begins an initial $48,000 run on an ad seeking to reinforce his credentials with GOP primary voters as an early opponent to President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
According to the figures obtained by the Times Free Press, Alexander's campaign has booked some $446,000 for ads running statewide through the Aug. 7 GOP primary that also features Tea Party favorite Joe Carr, a state representative, and Memphis physician and businessman George Flinn.
Carr and Flinn are up with their ads too, with Carr taking a slap at Alexander by name on immigration. Carr's campaign says he is running $200,000 worth of ads, a number borne out in figures on buys over a three-week period.
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Go Carr Go.
Stop Lamar in his tracks!!!!
Oh, yes Carr has my vote!!
I remember the Flinn family from over 50 years ago. The entire family, quite large, were avid ham radio enthusiast.
I use to run into them at the local radio store on Saturdays.
“Carr taking a slap at Alexander by name on immigration. Carr’s campaign says he is running $200,000 worth of ads, a number borne out in figures on buys over a three-week period.”
Smack this effete elistist every day, Joe. Immigration, Supreme Court nominees, budget busting votes—there is plenty of room to punch Alexander the Mealy-Mouthed.
No matter what Lamar! is practically the state motto of TN, where he has not lost an election since 1974. Even Billy Jeff lost as recently as 1980.
“I voted against it before I voted over and over for years and years to continue it!”
Yeah, it takes a lot of ads to make that message appealing LOL!