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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:52 AM

Conservative Group Launching Anti-Hagel Ad Campaign

By ALEXANDER BURNS | 1/16/13 3:06 PM EST
A deep-pocketed conservative outside group is poised to launch an ad campaign aimed at derailing Chuck Hagel’s bid to become secretary of defense.

The American Future Fund will go after the former Nebraska senator in state and national media outlets in the two weeks leading up to his confirmation hearings, AFF strategists told POLITICO. The Senate Armed Services Committee announced Wednesday that it will begin hearings on Hagel starting Jan. 31.

AFF plans a multi-stage messaging effort against Hagel, starting Thursday with ads online and in the Washington D.C. market, then extending to the states of senators voting on Hagel’s appointment to lead the Pentagon.

AFF spokesman Stuart Roy declined to put a price tag on the effort but said the organization will leave “no stone unturned in terms of mediums.” That will begin this week with a website, HagelNo.com, and ads in Washington-based media, including POLITICO.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/conservative-group-launching-anti-hagel-campaign-86291.html#ixzz2IFi65HYJ

American Future Fund
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The American Future Fund is an Iowa based 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization affiliated with the Center to Protect Patient Rights, which in turn has reported ties to billionaires Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch

American Future Fund was founded by individuals who worked for Mitt Romney's 2008 bid for the Republican U.S. Presidential nomination. Nick Ryan, an adviser to Republican US Representative Jim Nussle founded the organization in 2007, with Nicole Schlinger,( a GOP leader in Iowa) as its president. Its current president is Iowa Republican state Sen. Sandra Greiner.

The group "advocates conservative and free-market principles" and an energy agenda that includes support for drilling offshore and in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge.

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still_one Jan 2013 #1
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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:01 PM

1. They are just throwing their money away. Hagel is in.

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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:06 PM

2. That's it, spend it all. It worked great last time, didn't it?

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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:17 PM

3. Weird stuff. As a former Nebraskan, I am surprised and a little amused

by all these desperate attempts (and big $$) to stop him. Do they really think people are going to get all ginned up and call their Senators about this? Of course, I didn't think the neocons would give up, but this is nuts.

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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:29 AM

4. Well we knew this was coming

The old swift boat tactics. How many false stories can they come up with about him? It wouldn't surprise me if they tried to recycle the one they used against McCain in 2000.

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