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. What's the GOP solution

    @ 8.3% IQ – So how will adding middlemen (insurance companies) going to save Medicare?. Insurance companies waste 10-25% of your health care dollars for no value added to your health care.

    August 22, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  2. Jack

    The Republican platform on health care in America is simple: If you can afford it you get it. If you can't–tough cookies. The health care system should be left to the market forces, they believe. They would like the insurance companies to decide what medical treatment is necessary and how much of it they will pay for. The Deomocrats take the Christian way and believe we are all brothers and sisters and need to find ways of helping each other.

    August 22, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  3. Fair is Fair


    These democrats should wear their healthcare votes as a badge of honor.
    Badge of honor???? Then why isn't Obama running on it???? This kind of comment makes me think Dutch from Bad Newz has yet ANOTHER name he goes by... why is that, Dutch? To make it look like your numbers are larger than they actually are?

    August 22, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  4. sbp

    Isn't Medicare just socialism to begin with?

    August 22, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  5. What's your solution

    @sbp – So what's your solution then? Let everyone without money to pay for health care die? That's really GOP of you!

    August 22, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  6. Yes

    sbp – Yes it is. So is Social Security, Fire Protection, Police Protection, Water, Sewer, Garbage collection, Flood protection, Road contruction, Military. So what's your point?

    August 22, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  7. Keith A. Sillsbury

    Thanks for the FREE advertisements republicans. Getting the name of those who voted for healthcare out to the majority of the voters who incidently want and like healthcare.

    August 22, 2012 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
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