Primary Challenger Airs First Ad Against ‘Liberal’ Boehner Ally
Attorney Bryan Smith went on the air with a new television ad calling his primary rival, Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, a “liberal.”
Smith is challenging Simpson, an eight-term incumbent and top ally of Speaker John A. Boehner, for the 2nd District in one of the cycle’s top primary battles . Smith also boasts the backing of several conservative outside groups, including the Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Fund .
The spot features an edited clip of Simpson saying, “Let me tell you about earmarks. I’ve always been a supporter of earmarks.”
The Smith campaign has reserved $25,000 in the Twin Falls and Idaho Falls media markets for the spot. While that’s a small figure, Idaho is a cheap place to buy airtime for radio and television.