Group With Tea Party Ties Tries to Rally Around GOP Senate Hopeful Michael J. Sullivan
The Tea Party professes to be about small government but their picks are always anti-abortion first and foremost.
He said the group hopes to raise $45,000 for a radio campaign and $115,000 for TV ads on Sullivan’s behalf. The committee, he said, has already raised $25,000.
In an email to the Globe today, Marcus said his group is working on production of both the radio & TV ads and called Sullivan a “common sense conservative.”
It remains to be seen how much interest the committee will generate for Sullivan, who has already picked up support from many in-state conservatives as the only abortion opponent in the race. Three years ago, support from the then-surging Tea Party helped fuel Scott Brown’s out-of-nowhere win in the special election for Senate.
The Democrats running in the special Senate election — US Representatives Edward J. Markey and Stephen F. Lynch — have reached an agreement barring outside TV and radio advertising on their behalf, a move designed to keep third-party groups from slinging mud for either candidate.
But the three Republicans vying for the primary nomination have declined to participate, leaving outside groups, such as the Conservative Campaign Committee, free to run ads.