The Republican National Committee touted a set of new radio attack ads as its first major attack ads of 2014. But the committee spent only $3,100 total on the new ads, according to The Hill.
The ads targeted 12 Democrats running in the 2014 election cycle. They argued that those Democrats lied to them “big time” on Obamacare. The ads were a continuation of the attack strategy Republican plan to use throughout 2014: hit Democrats again and again on Obamacare.
So far though, the RNC seems to want to invest only a few bucks in that line of attack. In some districts the RNC spent just $15 on the new ads, according to The Hill. Two hundred and sixty five dollars were spent in three markets to attack Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) who’s running for Senate. In Iowa the RNC spent $580 in six markets attacking Rep. Bruce Braley (D), also running for Senate.
According to the Anchorage Daily News, the RNC spent just $30 of radio airtime in Anchorage, Alaska to hit Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK).
In a conference call with reporters on Tuesday RNC Chairman Reince Priebus refused to say how much his committee had spent on the ads.
The RNC tried to brush off the tiny size of the ad buy.
“It’s funny, for all the talk about the size of the buy, the Democrats sure are reacting to our ads hitting them on Obamacare,” RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski told The Hill.