Up to eight Senate Democrats could find themselves under attack by Americans for Prosperity this election cycle, as the advocacy group looks to maximize negative reaction to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act ahead of the 2014 midterms.
“We want to hold accountable six to eight senators,” AFP President Tim Phillips said in an interview. “When a senator is facing re-election, it does focus them on their voting record and it does make them more attentive to how each individual vote impacts their political future.”
Americans For Prosperity, the conservative group funded by the Koch brothers, is spending between $24 and $25 million on a month-long ad buy in 11 swing states, a Republican media buyer has confirmed.
The AFP ads will run in western swing states of Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico, the midwestern battlegrounds of Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, as well as Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.