The super PAC supporting George Holding for Congress is swapping out ads it has been running on television with a more timely one. This one, which will air through election day Tuesday, picks up on the theme of an ad that began airing earlier this week and was paid for by Holding’s campaign committee.
Both ads jump on opponent Paul Coble’s remarks last week that Holding, the former U.S. attorney in Raleigh, went after former Gov. Mike Easley to promote his own political ambitions. The Holding camp saw it as an opportunity to stress Holdings’ tough-on-crime credentials. Both TV ads say Coble’s comment shows he’s worried.
“Desperate men do desperate deeds,” the new ad says.
It is paid for by the American Foundations Committee, a super PAC comprised almost entirely of Holding’s family and friends. By law, it can raise unlimited money to help a candidate but it can’t coordinate with a candidate’s campaign. It can, however, use information that is already in the public sphere, such as Coble’s published remarks.