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PAC Puts $45K Into Independent Expenditure Against Black

U.S. Rep. Diane Black appears to be targeted by an independent expenditure campaign from a group called Congressional Elections PAC, reports Chas Sisk.
The group has purchased 30-second spots that have been airing during news broadcasts on Nashville TV stations. The unflattering images of Black make it pretty clear that it’s not from one of her supporters.
A Federal Election Commission filing on Thursday put the cost of the ad buy at $45,000. Congressional Elections PAC purchased the ads through Lewis Advertising, a Wetumpka, Ala., firm.
Black is facing former Rutherford County Republican Party Chair Lou Ann Zelenik in a rematch of sorts of the 2010 GOP primary in the 6th Congressional District. Early voting is under way; the election is Aug. 2.

NRA: Maggart ‘No Longer Qualified’

NRA Political Victory Fund memo to media:
As you may know, the National Rifle Association is launching an independent expenditure campaign to defeat Rep. Debra Maggart, Republican Caucus Chair of the Tennessee General Assembly in the upcoming August 2 primary election (http://tinyurl.com/6ou54az). We believe that Rep. Maggart is no longer qualified to represent District 45 and that Lt. Col. Courtney Rogers is the best candidate for this position.
As Tennesseans, we were taught to stand up for what we believe and not say one thing and do another, but unfortunately that is exactly what Deb Maggart has done to the people she represents. She claims to support our gun rights publicly, but behind closed doors she cut backroom political deals to ensure vital self-defense legislation allowing hard-working Tennesseans to protect themselves was never allowed to come to the floor for a debate or vote. I know, because I was there.
Recently, Rep. Maggart sent an email… to the entire GOP caucus criticizing our opposition to her and noted in her opening paragraph what she felt was a lack of political donations from our organization. Rep. Maggart also dismissed the concerns of more than 100,000 dues-paying NRA members who are proud to call Tennessee home, wrongly suggesting that this campaign is driven by Washington, D.C. operatives rather than by the concerns of honest Tennesseans who want to be able to protect themselves.
While Rep. Maggart might only be concerned with campaign contributions and political maneuvering, we remain concerned with policy and protecting our citizens. The people of Tennessee deserve better and this is why we are working to educate them with this campaign.

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