13 October 2014

AAN Releases “Pelosi’s Cash” Ad Campaign Against Ron Barber

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network (@AAN) today released the ad “Pelosi’s Cash” in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District race highlighting Ron Barber’s support of Nancy Pelosi’s Washington agenda after receiving thousands in campaign cash.

In 2012, Ron Barber wouldn’t tell Arizonans if he would back Nancy Pelosi for Speaker, but he took $25,000 from Pelosi in campaign contributions. Then in 2013, Barber joined Nancy Pelosi’s posse, trying to return her to the Speaker’s chair and defend Obamacare.

This broadcast TV and online advertising buy is part of AAN’s $550,000 in independent expenditures in the AZ-02 race. AAN’s sister organization, Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC, is scheduled to spend $1.25 million in the race in the coming weeks.

View the :15 online ad here.



“Ron Barber talked about being independent back in Arizona but as soon as he got to Washington, his true colors came out,” Emily Davis, spokeswoman for American Action Network. “After receiving thousands in campaign cash, Barber has become one of Pelosi’s pals in Congress, supporting her for speaker and fighting for Obamacare even after its devastating cuts to Medicare. Arizonans are now realizing that a vote for Ron Barber is a vote for Nancy Pelosi.”

:30 Script:

ANNCR: This is Ron Barber voting for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.

VOTE AUDIO: Barber. Pelosi.

ANNCR: In Arizona, Barber refused to tell voters he would support Pelosi. But she gave Barber thousands in campaign cash. 

Now in Washington, Barber has voted for Pelosi, for Obamacare, cutting Medicare, and for record debt. Barber rubber-stamped it all. 

Ron Barber. He’ll take your vote, and give it to Pelosi.

VOTE AUDIO: Barber. Pelosi.

ANNCR: American Action Network is responsible for the content of this advertising.

Courtney Parella

Communications Director