Democratic Super PAC Targets Michigan, Arkansas Senate Races

Posted March 28, 2014 at 12:47pm

Senate Majority PAC, a outside group committed to electing Democrats to the Senate, released two new ads on Friday targeting races in Arkansas and Michigan. The spots are part of a multi-state campaign to counter massive advertisement spending from Americans for Prosperity, a group supported by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch.  

The spots argue that GOP Senate candidates, Rep. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, advance corporate interests over the economic well-being of two different demographic groups.  

In Arkansas, the super PAC is targeting senior voters to boost vulnerable Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor’s chances of keeping his seat. The Senate Race in Arkansas is rated Tilts Republican by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.  

“Corporate special interests are spending millions to smear Mark Pryor and elect Tom Cotton,” the narrator said. The ad goes on to accuse Cotton of wanting to give “billions in profits to insurance companies while costing seniors $6,000 more a year.”  

The Michigan spot targets female voters arguing that the “billionaires paying for Terri Lynn Land’s Senate race,” and says that if Land is elected, “women’s access to preventative health care would be cut while their costs would increase.”  

Rep. Gary Peters is the like Democratic nominee for that open-seat race to replace Sen. Carl Levin, who is retiring. He went on the air this week with his first advertisements.  

This race is rated Leans Democratic by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.