New $1 Million Ad Campaign Highlights Rand Paul’s Support for Obama’s Iran Policy

Major seven-figure campaign will blanket broadcast TV & Fox News in New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina & Nevada this week

WASHINGTON, DC – With the Obama Administration trying to finalize a deal with Iran, the Foundation for a Secure & Prosperous America, will launch a $1 million campaign highlighting Senator Rand Paul’s support for the president’s policy of concessions and appeasement. The first ad in the one-week campaign, “Sanctions,” features Sen. Paul’s comments that “it’s crazy to think that they [Iran] are a threat to our national security,” and notes that Paul has broken ranks to stand with the Obama White House in opposing any new sanctions on Iran. The ad will air extensively this week on broadcast TV, statewide cable TV, and online in New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina, and Nevada. It will also run in primetime on Fox News nationwide. The ad buy begins tomorrow.

“Senator Paul supports Obama’s reckless negotiations with Iran, stands against new sanctions that would hold the regime accountable, and says it’s crazy to think Iran is a threat to our national security. Those positions do not reflect the concerns of conservatives across the country who rightly fear the threat from a nuclear Iran and an American President that would enable their pursuit of a bomb,” said Lisa Boothe, Spokesperson for the Foundation for a Secure & Prosperous America. “Americans need to speak up on these threats to our national security now more than ever, and so we are asking them to tell Senator Paul: don’t trust Obama, don’t trust Iran, and don’t let the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism get their hands on the world’s most dangerous weapons.”

Ad Buy Details:

    • Manchester Broadcast TV, New Hampshire statewide Fox News – $170,000 running Weds-Sun
    • Charleston & Greenville-Spartanburg Broadcast TV & South Carolina statewide Fox News – $180,000 running Weds-Sun
    • Des Moines & Sioux City Broadcast TV & Iowa statewide Fox news – $200,000 running Weds-Sun
    • Las Vegas (NV) Broadcast & Nevada statewide Fox News – $150,000 running Thurs-Sun
    • National Fox News & Digital Ads – $300,000 will be spent on key Fox News shows nationwide & with online digital advertising in four states from Weds-Sun.

Note: The state TV ads will run between 80-100 times per day in each market including broadcast & cable.

A Survey of Republican Primary Voter Attitudes in the state of Arizona

A recently conducted Rasmussen automated poll of voter attitudes in the state of Arizona focused considerable media attention on certain issues and political assessments. It is FSPA’s view that automated polls are not the most objective method for ascertaining voter attitudes in a statistically meaningful way. With automated polling, the respondent punches in keys on their phone for their replies and no human can check the veracity of demographic replies and no one is available to provide guidance if a respondent needs clarification.

In addition, our experience has been that this methodology favors younger voters and more intensely attuned voters since these are the most likely to participate in an interaction that is wholly automated. For this particular election, this methodology would provide a strong bias towards Hayworth since his supporters tend to skew younger and be more attuned to the possibility of a primary election. However, all historical trends indicate that mid-term elections, even primaries, tend to dominated by older voters, which is an area of strength for McCain.

We believe it is in the best interests of the media and policymakers, and the public at large to understand certain fundamentals in polling methodology and, therefore, contracted with the Tarrance Group, a GOP polling firm of national repute, to conduct our own survey of Republican primary voters in the state of Arizona. The results of that survey can be found here on our web-site.

The survey was conducted December 8-10 and is based on live interviews with 600 likely Republican primary voters in Arizona.

View documents:
Poll Analysis
Poll Questionnaire

Now I would like to read you a list of issues that some people from this part of Arizona have said are important to them. Please listen as I read the list and tell me which one issue you think is most important.

Do you approve or disapprove of the way John McCain is handling his job as Senator?

If the Republican primary election for United States Senate were held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote… John McCain,or J.D. Hayworth?Now I would like to read you a list of characteristics or issue positions about J.D. Hayworth, a potential candidate for the United States Senate. Please listen as I read this list and tell me, for each one, whether knowing about this characteristic or issue position would make you more likely or less likely to vote for J.D. Hayworth.

Now I would like to read you a list of characteristics or issue positions about J.D. Hayworth, a potential candidate for the United States Senate. Please listen as I read this list and tell me, for each one, whether knowing about this characteristic or issue position would make you more likely or less likely to vote for J.D. Hayworth.

If the Republican primary election for United States Senate were held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote… John McCain, or J.D. Hayworth?

The Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America

The Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America (FSPA) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation dedicated to informing the public and opinion leaders as to how we can best assure that America remains secure and prosperous. It is focused on ways to reach consensus about fighting terrorism abroad and thereby securing our homeland. It will also address the need to reach agreement on controlling federal spending. Perhaps most importantly, it will identify those leaders and those ideas that can best solve these paramount issues of our time. Towards achieving its goals, FSPA will sponsor a television advertising campaign in what it considers to be some of the country’s key media markets.

Contributions to FSPA are not deductible as charitable contributions. There is no limit on the amount that can be contributed, and there is no public disclosure under the tax rules of the identity of donors.

FSPA Releases New Ad Criticizing Sen. Rand Paul & Iran Deal

Six-Figure TV and Digital Buy in Both New Hampshire & Iowa Over the Next Week

WASHINGTON — Today, the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America (FSPA) launched a new ad in New Hampshire and Iowa, highlighting Sen. Rand Paul’s support for President Obama’s diplomacy with Iran. The ad, “Consequences,” highlights Sen. Paul’s dangerous support of Obama’s negotiations with Iran and calls on him to stop this disastrous deal. The campaign will feature six-figure buys in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

The ads will run in heavy rotation on cable and satellite TV, and online in Iowa and New Hampshire from August 7th to August 14th.

This campaign comes on the heels of a large advertising campaign in April highlighting Sen. Paul’s longstanding support for President Obama’s Iran policy.

“President Obama negotiated a disaster of a deal that ensures the world’s foremost sponsor of terror will get the world’s deadliest weapon, and Sen. Paul supported Obama and his negotiations the whole way,” said FSPA President Rick Reed. “Conservatives are looking for leaders who will stand up to this president and the ayatollahs, not someone who will ‘strengthen the president’s hand.’ We are encouraging conservatives to call Sen. Paul and tell him: stop supporting Obama, stop supporting appeasement, and stop this terrible deal.”

Ad Buy Details:

    • New Hampshire (Boston cable TV; online ads) – Six-figures from Aug 7 – Aug 14

 

  • Iowa (Des Moines, Sioux City, and Cedar Rapids cable TV; statewide satellite TV; online ads) – Six-figures from Aug 7 – Aug 14