The first Republican-aligned super PAC to hit the TV airwaves in the Massachusetts Senate special election released its two advertisements Thursday evening.
The Americans for Progressive Action ads are part of a reported $700,000 media buy on behalf of Republican Gabriel Gomez, who is being thoroughly outspent by Rep. Edward J. Markey and his Democratic allies.
The ads are similar, mention both candidates and attempt to contrast the two opponents. But their themes are quite different — one hits Markey for allegedly distorting facts about Gomez, while the other is critical of Markey's vote to give the Internal Revenue Service a role in implementing the health care overhaul.
Watch "Truth and Honor" here:
Watch "Enforce" here:
Conversely, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Senate Majority PAC last week launched complementary ads that focused solely on Gomez and tied him to national Republicans. The organizations combined to spend $1.75 million on ads running through the June 25 election, according to a GOP source tracking ad buys.