Blake Masters super PAC targets Mark Brnovich with $1 million ad buy in Arizona Senate race
The super PAC supporting Republican Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters is launching a $1 milling advertising buy targeting Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, the leading contender in the race for the GOP nomination.
Saving Arizona PAC is hitting the broadcast, cable, and streaming television airwaves statewide with a spot accusing Brnovich of being soft on illegal immigration and border security. The advertisement, also scheduled to run on digital platforms, follows a recent spot from the super PAC that criticized the Arizona attorney general for his handling of election integrity issues in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s loss to President Joe Biden in the state last November.
“Attorney General Mark Brnovich isn’t doing his job on illegal immigration,” the voiceover in the new ad says as the spot opens. “Mark Brnovich: Opposing Trump; failing on illegal immigration,” the ad concludes.
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Trump continues to insist that the 2020 election, in Arizona and elsewhere, was stolen. And Brnovich has come under fire from the former president for insufficiently backing up this unproven claim.
But the state attorney general, a favorite of movement conservatives, leads the crowded race for the Republican Senate nomination in early polls. The winner of the primary faces Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in the midterm elections next year.
Masters, a first-time candidate, is backed by Republican megadonor Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist for whom he worked for several years before running for Senate. Thiel poured $10 million into Save Arizona PAC, which, perhaps coincidentally, adopted a name very similar to Trump’s Save America PAC.
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Thiel also invested $10 million into a super PAC supporting J.D. Vance, a Republican running for Senate in Ohio.
In the Arizona primary, Masters and Brnovich are joined by businessman Jim Lamon and Mick McGuire, former adjutant general of the Arizona National Guard.
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Original Author: David M. Drucker
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