Club for Growth Makes Big Ad Buy to Boost Amash

Posted January 15, 2014 at 10:32am

The Club for Growth has sponsored a major television and radio ad buy to boost Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., who faces a primary challenge in the 3rd District.

In the television ad, released on Wednesday, the club hits Amash’s primary rival, former East Grand Rapids School Trustee Brian Ellis, for various votes he took in that role. The conservative group also seeks to tie Ellis to former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, in the spot.

The dual buy is a six-figure radio, broadcast and cable television ad buy, according to club spokesman Barney Keller.

Here’s the television spot:

The Michigan Strategic Fund’s website describes the group as having “broad authority to promote economic development and create jobs” in the state.

The race is rated Safe Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call. The Michigan primary is Aug. 5.

Updated 10:49 | Keller noted in a follow-up email that the club’s super PAC, Club for Growth Action, made the ad buy.