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AFP Launches Major New Ad Buy in Louisiana

May 21, 2014

Message highlights how Sen. Landrieu has burdened Louisiana women and families

Arlington, Va. – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost grassroots advocate for economic freedom, announced the launch of a significant new ad buy in Louisiana holding Senator Mary Landrieu accountable for her record on wasteful government spending. The ad begins airing statewide today and will run for several weeks.

The message highlights how Senator Landrieu’s continued support for policies that grow the national debt and misuse taxpayer dollars is at odds with the careful budgeting that Louisiana families do every day. The ad asks why Senator Landrieu seems to live by her own rules.

“When legislators like Senator Landrieu vote for policies that waste Americans’ hard-earned paychecks, working families pay the price,” AFP President Tim Phillips said. “While Louisiana women and their families struggle to make ends meet, Senator Landrieu was out voting seven times in a row to put the country deeper in debt. Irresponsible use of taxpayer dollars and disastrous policies like ObamaCare are making life less affordable for everyone.”

Watch the new ad here: http://youtu.be/ObSwH4VZMs4

This new ad is a part of AFP’s ongoing efforts to hold politicians accountable for their stances on important issues like health care and spending, which include television, radio, and digital ads, as well as robust grassroots action throughout the country.

BACKGROUND – SEN. LANDRIEU IS OUT-OF-TOUCH WITH LOUISIANANS ON SPENDING

VIDEO: Sen. Landrieu Believes Discretionary Spending is not Out of Control. “I am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control, despite what you hear on Fox News.” (Editorial, “Democratic Senator Says Spending Only ‘Out of Control’ on Fox News,” Fox News, 1/29/14).

Sen. Landrieu Believes Raising the Debt Limit Does Not Give Government Permission to Spend More. “Raising the debt doesn’t give government permission to spend more, but only to meet previous obligations. The debt ceiling shouldn’t be used to stage this fight.” (The News-Star: Landrieu Criticizes Debt Ceiling Stance,” Senator Mary Landrieu, 7/30/11).

SEN. LANDRIEU CLAIMS SHE CARES ABOUT REDUCING DEFICIT, BUT SUPPORTS MORE DEBT

SHOT — VIDEO: Sen. Landrieu Believes Reducing the Debt is the Issue of the Decade. “The numbers should jolt us into action. They are unsustainable, and America cannot be the kind of strong, innovative and creative country with debts and deficits that high.” (Jeanne Cummings & James Hohmann, “Debt is ‘The Issue of the Decade,'” Politico, 2/15/11).

CHASER — Sen. Mary Landrieu Has Consistently Voted for More Debt and More Spending:

Senator Landrieu Voted In Favor Of The Clean Debt Limit Increase In 2014. (S. 540, Roll Call Vote 34: Passed 55-43-2: R: 0-43-2; D: 54-0-0; I: 1-0-0, 2/12/14)

Senator Landrieu Voted In Favor Of The 2014 Omnibus Spending Bill. (H.R. 3547, Roll Call Vote 13: Passed 72-26-2: R 15-26-2; D: 55-0-0; I 2-0-0, 1/16/14)

Senator Landrieu Voted To Increase The Debt Ceiling And End The Government Shutdown. (H.R. 2775, Roll Call Vote 219: Passed 81-18-1: R 25-18-1; D 54-0-0; I 2-0-0)

Senator Landrieu Voted To Suspend The Debt Limit Until May 19, 2013. (H.R. 325, Roll Call Vote 11: Passed 64-34-2: R 11-33-0; D 51-1-2; I 2-0-0, 1/31/13)

Senator Landrieu Voted In Favor Of The 2009 Stimulus As Amended. (H.R. 1, Roll Call Vote 61: Passed 61-37-1: R 0-37-1; D 60-0, I 1-0, 2/10/09)

Senator Landrieu Voted In Favor Of The 2009 Stimulus Conference Report. (H.R. 1, Roll Call Vote 64: Passed 68-38-1: R 2-38; D 57-2-1; I 1-0, 2/13/09)

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