In January 2014, KNXV-TV broadcast a political ad sponsored by HMP.
HMP is a Super PAC headquartered in Washington, D.C., that focuses on responding to Republican advertisements and helping Democrats win seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The HMP ad,
refers to U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick is
the current Representative from Arizona’s 1
st Congressional District, and is running for reelection. The ad, transcribed below, refers to flaws in the HealthCare.gov website and describes
Kirkpatrick’s efforts to make sure
national health care plans work effectively for families and businesses.
s here, in small towns and wide-open spaces, that Ann Kirkpatrick listens and learns. It
s why she blew the whistle
on the disastrous health care website, calling it “stunning ineptitude,” and worked to fix it. She fought to hold insurance companies accountable so they can’t
deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, or drop coverage when you get sick.
Ann Kirkpatrick: seeing what’s wrong, doing what’s
right. HMP ran this and another ad in Tucson and Phoenix, spending over $200,000.
HMP spent over $28,000 to broadcast this ad at KNXV-TV for one week.
Exhibit A, attached, provid
es a screenshot of HMP’s website confirming that the ad aired in
Phoenix during January 2014. The ad is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlv-YvK7I98.
House Majority PAC, Our Story, http://www.thehousemajoritypac.com/about-us/our-story (last visited Mar. 4, 2014).
House Majority PAC (Jan. 16, 2014), http://www.thehousemajoritypac.com/news/press-releases/house-majority-pac-unveils-tv-spots-defending-arizona-reps-kirkpatrick-barber-against-deceptive.