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Conservative group’s ads hit Reps. Barber, Kirkpatrick

PHOENIX — Arizona television viewers will soon know it’s an election year
just by turning on their TV sets.

A conservative group is committing $650,000 to TV ads targeting two Democratic
members of Congress for their support of the president’s health care overhaul

Americans for Prosperity announced Tuesday it was committing the cash for a
three-week campaign targeting Reps. 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 said the Congresswoman is focused on
helping veterans while the “out-of-state super-PAC'” is trying to block health
care reform. Barber’s spokesman said he’s remembering Wednesday’s anniversary of
the Tucson mass shooting and criticized the timing of ads.


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