By Alexandra Jaffe - 01/16/14 08:47 AM EST
House Majority PAC is launching ads defending Arizona Democratic Reps. Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickMoulitsas: The year of the woman Senate rivals gear up for debates McCain opponent releases new ad hitting his record MORE and Ron BarberRon BarberTen House seats Dems hope Trump will tilt House conducts moment of silence for Tucson shooting anniversary Dem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel MORE against attacks on ObamaCare from a prominent Republican group.
The ads are meant to counter a $650,000 advertising blitz from Americans for Prosperity, a Koch brothers-backed outside group that has spent upwards of $20 million since August hammering Democrats for their support of — and occasionally thanking Republicans for their opposition to — ObamaCare.
House Majority PAC is launching a positive spot for Kirkpatrick that emphasizes her Arizona ties and her work to fix the law.
“It’s here, in small towns and wide-open places, that Ann Kirkpatrick listens and learns. It’s why she blew the whistle on the disastrous healthcare website, calling it ‘stunning ineptitude,’ and worked to fix it,” the narrator says in the ad.
He closes by characterizing her as “seeing what’s wrong, doing what’s right.”
In Barber’s district, the super-PAC is launching an ad attacking his likely Republican opponent, retired Air Force colonel and 2012 nominee Martha McSally, as a proponent of the “reckless agenda” pushed by the Kochs.