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September 22, 2014

Senate Conservatives Fund Fights Back Against NRSC

The Senate Conservatives Fund has responded sharply to attempts to blacklist its media vendor from contracts with the National Republican Senatorial Committee and other campaigns, since it is opposing Sen. Mitch McConnell in his 2014 re-election campaign.

Matt Hoskins, executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund stated, “”Mitch McConnell can’t defend his record so he’s trying to threaten and intimidate his conservative opponents. This is not what leaders do; it’s what bullies do. We’re not going to back down. Our members are tired of watching Mitch McConnell cut deals with the Democrats to raise the debt, increase taxes, bail out big banks, and fund Obamacare. They want to help elect Matt Bevin, a Republican who believes in conservative principles and will listen to the grassroots, not attack them.”

The Senate Conservatives Fund uses Jamestown Associates for media advertisements.  Jamestown Associates, based in Princeton, New Jersey, provides a full range of campaign services, including direct mail, television and radio advertisements, strategic consulting, newspaper ads and Internet services.

In 2013, the Senate Conservatives fund has paid $1,433,355 to Jamestown Associates. Rep. Mark Sanford’s campaign paid Jamestown $841,568.

In 2012, Jamestown was paid by a long list of campaigns and committees, including the Republican National Committee ($45,795), the National Republican Congressional Committee ($355,360), and the Republican Jewish Coalition Victory Fund ($1,693,321), amnng others.

To see all the House campaign, PAC and party committee payments to Jamestown Associates, use Political MoneyLine’s Disbursement Search. Since Senate campaigns and committees do not report electronically, there is no electronically searchable Senate payment data.

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