Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Main Street Advocacy Smears Jack

One of the groups sending out mailers attacking Jack Hoogendyk is Main Street Advocacy. This is a self-consciously moderate Republican group.

Their mailing to the 6th district said:
Jack Hoogendyk's Record:
Higher taxes, More spending

Politicians like Jack Hoogendyk keep raising our taxes to pay for more government spending, leaving us broke. Jack Hoogendyk is running for Congress claiming to be a fiscal conservative, but his rhetoric just doesn't match his record.

as a county commissioner, Jack Hoogendyk voted to raise spending on both budgets he voted on.

Hoogendyk twice voted to block property tax rollbacks that had been promised, and even voted to raise the hotel/motel tax to pay for more spending.

Vote Against Higher Taxes and More Spending.
Vote Against Jack Hoogendyk for Congress.

The record is clear: Jack Hoogendyk voted for higher taxes and more spending, leaving taxpayers with a lot less money in their wallets.
They are obviously getting their talking points straight from the Upton campaign. Fred Upton was a cofounder of the Republican Main Street Partnership.

Main Street Advocacy ran into some campaign finance trouble in Montana back in 2010. They had received $10,000 in funding from the Marxist Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Advocacy group refunds $10,000 to union, files with state
Information about Main Street Advocacy
‘Rational conservatives’ group halts campaign in Montana

Upton Smears Jack (Part 3)
Upton Smears Jack (Part 2)
Upton Smears Jack
Jack's Response to Upton Mailer

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