Citizens United spends $100,000 to back Republican for Giffords seat

The ad paints Kelly as a protector of Medicare and Barber, because of his support for President Obama’s healthcare reform, as a threat to Medicare’s future.

“ObamaCare hikes taxes, kills jobs, increases the deficit. Ron Barber won’t vote to repeal ObamaCare. But Jesse Kelly will,” says the narrator in the ad.

Kelly had long supported the privatization and phasing-out of Medicare, but recently reversed course and is portraying himself as a champion of entitlements for senior citizens.