The primary super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton this week launched a significant radio advertising and direct mail campaign to lift the former secretary of state ahead of Georgia’s March 1 presidential primary.
Priorities USA Action, established in the last presidential contest to support the reelection of President Barack Obama but retooled within the last year to support Clinton, has purchased $389,000 worth of radio time across the state and spent another $164,000 on a direct mail campaign, according to federal disclosures.
The 60-second spot features Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, one of Obama’s most visible surrogates in 2012 bid, who says voters can trust Clinton because the president did. Listen after the fold.
Sen. Johnny Isakson welcomed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton into the presidential contest Sunday with a criticism of her handling of the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Isakson, who sits alongside freshman David Perdue on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a Sunday interview on Fox Business Network that Clinton “did a good job in terms of traveling the world” but so severely fumbled the response to the Benghazi attack that questions of her readiness would plague her campaign.
“The one commercial she ran against Barack Obama when she ran for president was, ‘Who do you want in the White House at 3 am when that call comes in?’ Well her call came in at 3 am from Benhazi and they didn’t answer,” Isakson said. “She’s going to have to respond to that.”
“She did a good job in the continent of Africa with our relations there, she did a good job in terms of traveling the world. But in terms of Benghazi, that’s going to be the one question she’s got to answer, because we had four Americans in the consulate who lost their lives because the United States didn’t respond and we know the State Department knew they were under attack,” the Georgian added. “That’s going to be the $64,000 question.”
Isakson said it was “wrong” that emails from Sec. Clinton’s time at the State Department had been purged from private servers without government oversight, but said he believed the emails were still salvageable.
“I learned something as chairman of the ethics committee: there’s no such thing as everything being gone in the computer,” he said. “A forensic analysis would probably find [the emails]. I hope we do find it.”
Watch the full interview after the jump.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner became the latest prominent Republican leader to rebuke on Thursday a Georgia lawmaker’s allegations that the federal government had been infiltrated by an Islamist organization. …