Saturday, September 25, 2010

Who the heck are Americans for Job Security?

It seemed that all of a sudden we are seeing these anti-Altmire ads from American's for Job Security like this one:

I was curious who the heck they were, so I did a little digging and found this New York Times article about them: Under a Tax-Exempt Cloak, Political Dollars Flow. The weirdest thing about the article is that it starts out talking about them pouring $1.6 million dollars into a referendum to restrict the development of a mine in Alaska.

Rather than some kind of grassroots organization they are simply another well financed group pretending to be out for out best interests. The reality is that the only jobs they want to secure are their own and the people that are really paying for it. They share offices with Crossroads Media, a Republican consulting firm. In Alaska, they were fronting a wealthy Alaskan who was really paying for the advertising.

The people of our district are pretty smart, and have gotten to know Congressman Altmire and his long list of accomplishments for our district over these last two terms. We have seen boilerplate commercials like this about him for just as long. Those commercials haven't worked here before and they won't work now.

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