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Conservative Group’s TV Ads Target Rep. Barber, Kirkpatrick

Arizona television viewers will soon know it is an election year just by turning on their television sets. A conservative group is committing $650,000 to television ads targeting two Democratic members of Congress for their support of the president's health care overhaul law.
 
Americans for Prosperity announced Tuesday it was committing the cash for a three-week campaign targeting Representatives Ron Barber and Ann Kirkpatrick. The tea party-aligned group gets funding from billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. Americans for Prosperity is also spending big in other races across the nation. A spokesman for Kirkpatrick's re-election campaign says she is focused on helping veterans while the "out-of-state super-PAC" is trying to block health care reform. Barber's spokesman says he is remembering today's anniversary of the Tucson mass shooting and criticized the timing of ads.

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