A right-wing super-PAC whose founder was an adviser to Rick Santorum's GOP presidential campaign has purchased $500,000 worth of television time to attack Democrat Julia Brownley in Ventura County's 26th Congressional District. Here is its first ad.
The American Future Fund is an Iowa-based 501(c)4 organization, which means it does not need to reveal its donors. Reports have indicated that it has ties to the billionaire Koch brothers, who have spent tens of millions of dollars on campaigns around the country, opposing Democrats and supporting Republicans.
In addition to the $500,000 TV ad campaign by the American Future Fund, Federal Election Commission reports this week also show $127,000 in radio advertising and mail attacking Brownley paid for by a separate super PAC, the American Action Network.
Those expenses bring the total amount of super PAC spending against Brownley to $1.6 million.-- more than twice as much as outside groups have spent attacking Republican Tony Strickland.