A group billing itself as a conservative alternative to AARP Thursday released a new attack ad against Arizona Rep. Ron Barber — using a photograph of him at a memorial service for the attack on former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left six dead and 13 injured, including Giffords and Barber.
The ad, released by the 60 Plus Association , criticizes Barber for taking a pay increase and urges viewers to vote for Republican Martha McSally.
The ad features two images of Barber, the first of which appears to have been taken during the one year anniversary of the 2011 attack last January. Barber is wearing the same jacket and tie, and appears to be standing near identical clear podiums.
60 Plus did not respond to an email request for comment.
[UPDATE] Barber campaign responds: “”It’s sad that an outside group would come into Southern Arizona and use a photograph from a January 8th memorial service to score political points,” says spokesman Mark Prentice.
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