SALT LAKE CITY — The first TV commercial from an outside organization is set to air in the 4th Congressional District race, supporting Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and slamming her Democratic opponent, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams.

The 30-second spot is from the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super political action committee that’s spending more than $100 million nationwide to maintain the Republican majority in the U.S. House.

Love is praised for “helping Utah grow, lower taxes, fewer burdensome regulations and a balanced budget amendment to control spending,” while McAdams is labeled a professional politician who believes in bigger government.

The commercial claims that as Salt Lake County mayor, McAdams “grew his budget by over $500 million and rewarded himself with pay raises every year,” and shows a man holding his head in his hands as a narrator says, “That’s your money McAdams is wasting.”

McAdams’ campaign manager, Andrew Roberts said in a statement that “voters are disappointed in Rep. Love’s record of saying one thing in Utah while doing another in Washington” and called her “part of a deeply divided, corrupt do-nothing Congress.”

Roberts said the campaign had not seen the ad.

Campaigns are not allowed to coordinate what’s considered independent expenditures in political races. …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Top stories


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