Super PAC money is continuing to flood into the Fifth District congressional race, pumping ads positive and negative onto northwest Connecticut\’s airwaves just days before the primary vote.
Federal records (PDF) made public Thursday show that the group Patriot Majority USA spent more than $208,000 to produce and air a TV ad called \”No Friend\” aimed against Republican candidate Andrew Roraback. Roraback himself is planning to hold a press conference about the group at Democratic State Central Committee headquarters in Hartford this afternoon.
The ad is already being shown on television, being beamed into homes throughout the 5th district that stretches from the Farmington Valley suburbs to the borders of New York State and Massachusetts.
Here\’s the ad:
After the jump: a statement from Roraback about the super PAC\’s spending.
From Roraback, this morning:
“Nothing could be more flattering than to have Democratic operatives spending lavishly in an effort to throw the Republican primary election in order to take out the one candidate they know can beat them in November,” said Roraback. “Such conduct would certainly be illegal in Olympic competition, but sadly in American politics today, there appear to be no rules. I am investigating every tool at my disposal to hold these Democrats accountable and to have these false and misleading ads taken off the air.”