Source: By ALEX GUILLEN, Politico • Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013
AFP pressures 10 House members: Americans for Prosperity today is starting a $75,000, six-week online ad campaign asking 10 House lawmakers — eight Republicans and two Democrats — to sign a letter Rep. Mike Pompeo has been circulating opposing extending the wind production tax credit. “The people we’re focusing on right now are not the low-hanging fruit and they’re not the people that we’re not going to get,” Christine Harbin Hanson, AFP’s federal affairs manager, told POLITICO. “We’re reaching for the middle.” In this case, that refers to “conservatives that purport to oppose government meddling in the marketplace” but “need a little nudging,” she said. AFP will roll out two ads per week (none the week of Thanksgiving), with the first two targeting Republicans Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska and Lamar Smith of Texas. Forty-four Republicans and Democrat Nick Rahall have signed Pompeo’s letter so far, Hanson said.