More ads hitting the tube in CD2 race

2014-07-22T22:00:00Z 2014-07-25T08:55:13Z More ads hitting the tube in CD2 raceBy Joe Ferguson Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Rep. Ron Barber will be hitting the airwaves on Thursday, even though the freshman Democrat isn’t sure whom he will be facing in the general election.

With the Republican primary for Congressional District 2 more than a month away, Barber is running a biographical one minute ad titled simply “Home.”

The ad is narrated by his wife of 48 years, Nancy.

The whole ad isn’t completely devoid of politics, however. She mentions her husband’s congressional record, including the fight to save the A-10, increasing the number of Border Patrol agents in Arizona and his efforts to protect Medicare.

Federal Communications Commission records for the Barber ad buy were not immediately available.

Documents filed with the FCC, however, suggest one of his Republican rivals may be planning on airing ads later this week.

Public documents filed by a local television station, as well as with cable provider Cox Communications, indicate GOP hopeful Martha McSally had plans to buy tens of thousands of dollars in ads to air this week.

A spokesman for McSally’s CD2 campaign said there are no current plans to go up with any ad right now.

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at or 573-4346. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFerguson

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