New Ads Target Democratic Louisiana Senator

Two ideologically opposed groups ran ads this week taking on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.

They Work For Us, a liberal advocacy organization that pressures Democrats to support populist economic policies, spent $117,000 on a radio ad called "Check the Facts." The group did not return phone calls asking about the nature of the ad. It is run by a board including Democratic operative Steve Rosenthal, MoveOn.org executive director Eli Pariser, Service Employees International Union official Anna Burger, and liberal blogger Markos Moulitsas Zuniga.

Seperately, the Louisiana Conservative Action Network spent $87,000 on an ad targeting Landrieu called "One Vote Away." The Network was incorporated this year by John Diez Jr., a political consultant who has worked for the Republican National Committee. Diez also ran the Louisiana Committee for a Republican Majority, which focused on electing Republicans to the state legislature. Diez did not immediately return phone calls.



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