Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
In today’s print Worcesteria there’s a mention of campaign match-ups for the general election, specifically how Paul Franco’s camp was hoping to face Margot Barnet in November, and that the McGovern camp had a sense of relief that they’ll go up against Marty Lamb rather than Brian Herr, who was a favorite of the state (and potentially national) GOP.
It’s come out though that Lamb has a strong backer: Western Representation PAC — the folks that brought you Nevada’s Tea Partier/GOP senate candidate Sharron Angle and Joe Miller, the Alaskan who defeated entrenched Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski.
The PAC isn’t exactly loaded as far as federal groups go, with only about $50,000 in the bank, but they’ve been successful with their media blitzes. They credit their last minute ad campaign in Alaska for pushing Miller over the top and have spent over $15,000 on pro-Angel radio spots. In the days leading up to Tuesdays primary, Western Representation spent about $1,500 for Lamb ads on WCRN, WTAG and Newton’s WXKS.
In a press release sent out yesterday, Western Representation congratulated Lamb on his victory, and said that this race was one of three they were targeting (including Angle and Miller), but according to their website, it looks like they’ll soon be going for another MA Republican hopeful, Sean Bielat, who will go up against Barney Frank in the 4th congressional district.