Conservative group airing conservative ads in Nevada, North Dakota
August 22nd, 2012
10:46 AM ET
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Conservative group airing conservative ads in Nevada, North Dakota

(CNN) – A conservative non-profit group is weighing in on races for the U.S. Senate in Nevada and North Dakota races with $635,000 in television advertising, the group said Wednesday.

The American Future Fund ads are critical of the Democrat in each race: Rep. Shelley Berkley of Nevada and former North Dakota state Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp.

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The group said it will spend $472,000 on a statewide buy in Nevada and $163,000 on a statewide buy in North Dakota.

"We fight for what's right, and take responsibility when we're wrong. But not Shelley Berkley, repeatedly accused of corruption," the narrator says in the Nevada ad, going on to reference a House Ethics Committee investigation opened in July.

In North Dakota, the ad says, "Our Senate candidates are both good people, but the choice is between their two visions." The spot criticizes Heitkamp for supporting President Barack Obama and his health reform law.

The spot includes a Republican criticism of that law: that it "took $700 billion from Medicare, putting millions of seniors at risk and our children in debt." As CNN has reported, the cuts are an estimated $716 billion in future growth of payments to health care providers under the program, designed to extend the program's solvency.

Previously this cycle, the American Future Fund announced plans to spend $3.4 million tying President Barack Obama to the financial industry and another $2 million on ads attacking Obama over the government's failed Solyndra investment.


Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • North Dakota
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    What says right wing Christianity more than a religious group attacking the needy, the poor, the homeless, and the hungry?

    August 22, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  2. 8.3% unemployment - Over 8% 42 Straight months and the Obama Jobs DEPRESSION continues unabated

    Since Democrats aren't running ads bragging about their Obamacare votes, it is perfectly fine for others to do it. The 2010 election showed that there was a price to be paid for jamming unwanted legislation down the throats of the American voter.

    August 22, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  3. Lionel

    More lies from the Republicans. Please stop, I can't take it no more. I am going to talk to voters and have one on one conversations. This is how we will win.

    Obama / Biden 2012

    August 22, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  4. rs

    Another GOP advertisement, another GOP lie. What ever happened to the GOP of my parents' generation?

    August 22, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  5. American People

    If Vouchers for health insurance is a SOLUTION to the Medicare problem (and it's NOT), then we wouldn't have a PROBLEM with health care costs in our current system today (and we DO)!

    August 22, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  6. mcskadittle

    remember repeat the lie often enough and it will become true

    August 22, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  7. North Dakotans

    North Dakotans would vote for a ham sandwich if it has an R behind it's name. However, if anyone knows Rick Berg (R), a ham sandwich would be the wiser choice. He's a GOP puppet.

    August 22, 2012 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  8. Darryl

    Well all know who's behind this, The Koch Bros, Carl Rove, Adelson and Wallstreet Bankers................Whats new ! They can spend their mulit-millions on all the ads they want and it isn;t going to change things come November. President Obama will be re-elected anyhow. This country is so un-balanced between the Rich and the middle class it's time to balance the scales and level the playing fields. The republicans are out for 1 thing and that's POWER !

    August 22, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  9. JustWho

    do these outsiders think they are? I know, know-it-alls.

    August 22, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  10. MaryM

    President Obama proposed a "grand bargain" with 4T in cuts and a balanced approach. Everyone pays their fair share and everyone feels the pain. Republicans walked away from the table.
    Republicans want him to fail. They walked away from the table because that deal would have made Obama look good, regardless that it would have helped the country. IT's not about helping the country with repubs. It's all about party allegiance, not allegiance to the people
    Vote these teapublicans out of office asap.

    August 22, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  11. WILLARD MILTON ROMNEY IS A COWARD & TAX EVADER

    These democrats should wear their healthcare votes as a badge of honor.

    August 22, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  12. What

    What don't republicans like about saving Medicare $716 billion dollars? Oh, I know. The savings is cuts to the overpriced Medical Cartels' payments. You know.........the ones filling the GOP pockets!

    August 22, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  13. rrd

    Lionel

    More lies from the Republicans. Please stop, I can't take it no more. I am going to talk to voters and have one on one conversations. This is how we will win.

    Obama / Biden 2012

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    You better get going. You have a lot of people to try and talk to.

    August 22, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  14. EX Republican

    That why so many leaving the republican to the democrat party because of Romney/Ryan lies and Akin rape case.
    These republicans are a bunch of liars and Romney is awful.
    My vote goes to Obama.

    August 22, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  15. BlkPwr817

    "We fight for what's right, and take responsibility when we're wrong." No they don't, They lie about it then switch their positions according to how the majority of Americans view the situation.

    August 22, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  16. w l jones

    If it were not for the Democratic these so call Republican conservative would be poor than a desert snake. Not one ever mention theirs hero Hoover strange strange indeed.

    August 22, 2012 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  17. Sandy

    The reason Republicans don't like Obama's $716M medicare savings is because now they have no reason to claim they can cut waste and fraud from it because Obama already did that. So they make up this lie that he "stole" money from Medicare.

    August 22, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  18. Sandy

    WILLARD MILTON ROMNEY IS A COWARD & TAX EVADER

    These democrats should wear their healthcare votes as a badge of honor.
    _______________

    I totally agree! They should have been on offense and running on this from the get go. Maybe Republicans wouldn't have been successful in demonizing it.

    August 22, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  19. 8.3% unemployment - Over 8% 42 Straight months and the Obama Jobs DEPRESSION continues unabated

    MaryM - Everyone pays their fair share and everyone feels the pain.
    =================================================
    How do the nearly 50% that pay NO federal income tax "feel the pain"??? Oh yeah, they don't. Time to get all these FREE RIDERS out of the tax system. They need to be paying like everybody else.

    August 22, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  20. American People

    The GOP solution for the American People: Turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Female, Non-white, Non-christian, Unemployed, and Gay people into slaves. Then whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, Male, Withe, Christian, Employed, and Straight. Or until they are dead. Then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military.

    August 22, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  21. 8.3% unemployment - Over 8% 42 Straight months and the Obama Jobs DEPRESSION continues unabated

    Sandy - The reason Republicans don't like Obama's $716M medicare savings
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    There is NO "medicare savings". This is the same "Doc Fix" applied to hospitals and others. Imaginery "savings" by the the government unilaterally declaring they will pay people less, but then paying them the money when these providers say they will not provide service to medicare patients.

    CBO estimates if these "savings"/cuts happen, 25% of the hospitals will go under by 2020 (if memory serves me correct). Do you think THAT will affect the healthcare the elderly will be receiving??!!! It will be DEVASTATED. And of course the government will have no choice but to pay the money. Like I said, imaginery savings in order to con the American people. It is what the Democrats and Obama are all about, a con game to give free healthcare to 35 million people.

    August 22, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  22. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It would be a nice to have a non-partisan group that could be used to make things more clear and less "muttled." The problem is that there are more than two sides to everything.

    August 22, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  23. North Dakotans

    North Dakota GOP members try to convince the ND people that they "created the oil boom jobs". Yeah, that's right, the ND GOP created oil!!!!!! It must have been devine intervention!!!!!!

    August 22, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  24. Really?

    @ 8.3% IQ – Really? The hospital in my area is building a $600 million dollar new building. For a town with under 100,000 people. Boy are they hurting!

    August 22, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  25. rrd

    S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It would be a nice to have a non-partisan group that could be used to make things more clear and less "muttled." The problem is that there are more than two sides to everything.

    ---------------------------------

    It would be nice. Unfortunately I don't think any exist.

    August 22, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
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