Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Strickland Begins Attack Ads Today

Here's a press release I received from an avid reader. It isn't even Labor Day yet! Coupled with Olympic ads for the last week -- Strickland's strategy seems to be more for the airwaves than in the neighborhoods. -- Sara

It didn't take long. Supporters of Tony Strickland will begin airing a TV spot attacking Hannah-Beth Jackson in the highly competitive State Senate District 19 today. Public information on file at KSBY and KEYT broadcast television stations in Santa Barbara show that a group called the "California Taxpayer Protection Committee" will be airing advertisements attacking Hannah-Beth Jackson beginning 8/13.

They paid $52,750 for the time on these two stations.

The Committee has received over $125,000 in funding from large insurance companies this year. They have also received $20,000 from Howard Ahmanson Jr., a far right-wing activist who has poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into campaigns to elect extremist candidates.

Ahmanson told the Orange County Register in 1985, "My goal is the total integration of biblical law into our lives."

The most recent California Taxpayer Committee campaign filing can be found at:

The Committee is closely allied with the consultants who work for Tony Strickland. Strickland's general consultant Johnson/Clark has been paid over $112,000 by the Committee in recent campaigns. The firm placing the advertising for the anti-Jackson Independent Expenditure (Voter Strategies) is also placing the advertising for the Strickland campaign.

"Clearly, this is the opening shot is what will be a massive campaign by Tony Strickland and his corporate sponsors and extremist political allies to smear Hannah-Beth Jackson," stated Jackson consultant Parke Skelton. "Hannah-Beth Jackson has stood up to the insurance companies to protect consumers and homeowners. Tony Strickland has consistently sided with the big insurance companies and against the interests of our families."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sick of seeing his ads during the Olympics.

HBJ ftw....

8/13/2008 8:45 AM  
Anonymous shoreline shark said...

Here's a link to HBJ's finances:

8/13/2008 6:15 PM  
Anonymous the chupacabra said...

Great so the uber left extremist brought out the uber right extremist to bad nobody middle of the road ran of either party..

8/13/2008 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Breaking Codes of Silence said...

How tame political attacks are compared to the savage beating the potential witness in the Saks Fifth Avenue gang murder trial just got at the motel on upper State Street just last week.

I vote for more surveillance cameras everywhere because they quickly led to the capture of these vicious witness intimdators.

No way the "gang" problem will ever be solved until we get all these thugs behind bars for good.

Now let's get back to carry about these silly political ad glove thwappings.

McCain - 2008

8/15/2008 1:20 PM  

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