Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hagan stimulus money focus of new $1 million ad campaign

Freedom Partners Action Fund plans to launch a $1 million ad campaign targeting Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan over allegations that her family benefited from the 2009 stimulus program.

The group, funded by the conservative Koch brothers, announced the ad campaign Thursday.

The ad is the first broadcast response to a story first reported last month by Politico.

Politico cited public records in reporting that JDC Manufacturing, a company co-owned by Hagan's husband, Chip, got nearly $390,000 in grants and tax credits under the stimulus law, which Kay Hagan voted for.

Hagan's campaign said at the time that Hagan was not involved with the business and consulted an ethics attorney, who advised that there was no conflict of interest.

But the Freedom Partners' ad says, "The Hagans got richer and we paid the price."

Hagan spokeswoman Sadie Weiner says the family did not profit from the transaction.

"Speaker Tillis and his allies are desperate to say or do anything that will keep the focus off of his failed record in the General Assembly," Weiner said Thursday. "So now they are resorting to false attacks on Kay's family. Kay's only involvement was to seek the opinion of an ethics attorney who found it would be appropriate for her husband's company to receive these grants just like hundreds of other North Carolina companies did."

Caitlin Legacki, a spokeswoman for JDC, said the federal money was monitored by inspectors and auditors. "Kay Hagan had no role during any of this process,: she said. "Under no circumstances did JDC profit from these grants and any assertion otherwise is false."


Larry said...

Glad the observer is now worried about all that folks and who is behind the ads, back in the last couple of elections they seem happy with the way things were progressing.

Anonymous said...

Since Hagan doesn't have the capacity to decide if her husband getting stimulus dollars was ethical, I doubt she has any capacity to help solve our nations problems.

Anonymous said...

My dog ate my homework.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know what Tillis plans to do when he doesn't have Hagan to criticize? He has not actually stated any constructive ideas - just hyperbole. He seems to be a tool reciting party line.

Thomas said...

"if you like your insurance you can keep you insurance" She said this over & over knowing it was a lie. She will say anything to stay in power.

Anonymous said...

Any clear thinking person can see that the $900 billion stimulus was cronyism at its worst. Sen. Kay voted for a stimulus package that benefit her husband's company. She got an advantage that others don't have. She doesn't see anything wrong with this. Whether it be drinking Champagne with millionaires and billionaires in Manhattan while ISIS hearings are being conducted or helping her family get $400K for their business, she is out of touch. Have you ever googled the private school her son went to? Googled how rich her family is in Florida? She is a rich, liberal elist - a limousine liberal who never, ever deals with poor folks on the local level. Like much of the Democrat party, she is a panderer to black, gay and female fringe groups and a do-nothing Senator. She has been an empty seat in Washington for too long.

Anonymous said...

Keep Harry Reid in power by re-electing Hagan.