The 60 Plus Association, a group for senior citizens that bills itself as the conservative alternative to the AARP (national spokesman: Pat Boone), says it’s planning to spend the strangely specific sum of $221,636 on issue ads attacking state Sen. Roy Herron, the expected Democratic nominee to represent the 8th Congressional District. The ads will start running the day after the primary, Friday, Aug. 6.
“A supporter of TennCare and a career politician, Roy Herron will only serve to support Pelosi’s big government agenda, rather than listening to Tennesseans.”
Three Republicans are vying for their party’s nomination in what’s so far been the nation’s most expensive House race.
Complete 60 Plus presser follows:
60 Plus Targets Herron’s Record with Nearly $250,000 in TN-08 Ads
JACKSON, TN – The 60 Plus Association, nationally recognized as the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP, today announced it will spend $241,636 on issue ads in Tennessee’s Eighth Congressional District.
“Tennessee seniors are enraged,” said Jim Martin, Chairman of 60 Plus. “President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and other liberal politicians tried to sell health reform as an overall cost savings, but in reality they simply cut care, cut choice, and cut quality for America’s Greatest Generation.
A supporter of TennCare and a career politician, Roy Herron will only serve to support Pelosi’s big government agenda, rather than listening to Tennesseans.”
Featuring voices from Middle and Western, Tennessee, the 30-second ad will begin airing on August 6 in Memphis, Nashville, and Jackson.
The 60 Plus Association is an 18-year-old nonpartisan organization working for death tax repeal, saving Social Security, affordable prescription drugs, lowering energy costs and other issues featuring a less government, less taxes approach as well as a strict adherence to the Constitution. 60 Plus calls on support from nearly 5.5 million citizen activists. 60 Plus publishes a magazine, SENIOR VOICE, and a Scorecard, bestowing awards on lawmakers of both parties who vote “pro-senior.” 60 Plus has been called, “an increasingly influential senior citizen’s group” and since 1992 “the conservative alternative to the AARP.”
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