Did the dog eat American Action Network’s disclosure reports?
Editor's note: As of today (10/27), American Action Network's buy in Colorado now shows up on Federal Election Commission disclosures, $725,000 dated October 12. The Denver Post reports today that channel 9 (ABC) pulled the ad posted below for false claims.
Soon after news surfaced that the American Action Network planned to drop $1.5 million into Colorado's seventh district, where Democratic incumbent Ed Perlmutter is facing off against Ryan Frazier in a race that has become competitive, TV advertisements started going up on the airwaves. The conservative group, however, has yet to report spending any cash in Colorado to the Federal Election Commission.
Sunlight CAM has captured the airing of two different issue ads that have aired since October 14, both telling viewers to call Perlmutter and ask him to repeal the health care reform bill. Both ads are also on display on the group's YouTube channel here and here.
American Action Network (AAN), headed by former Minnesota GOP Senator Norm Coleman, includes GOP operative Fred Malek as one of its founders. The group reportedly is coordinating on strategy with American Crossroads and other conservative-leaning groups in the massive ad onslaught this election. As a group organized under 501(c)4 of the federal tax code, AAN does not have to disclose its donors publicly.
Did the dog eat AAN's disclosure reports? We have a call into the group to ask where the missing disclosures are.
Here's one of the ads: