Governor Jan Brewer's political action committee has made its first major expenditure in an effort to defeat the Democratic contender in the hotly contested 9th Congressional District race.
A filing with the Federal Election Commission shows JanPac recently paid more than $23,000 on mailers attacking Kyrsten Sinema.
The ad says the former state senator is wrong for Arizona. It's critical of Sinema's voting record on immigration issues, among other things.
The mailer says she appeared in a communist paper, opposed putting the National Guard on the border, and supported the closure of Luke Air Force Base.
In response, Sinema's campaign sent this statement to FOX 10: "Of course Jan Brewer would come after Kyrsten Sinema with nasty and false personal attacks. Because time and again Kyrsten stood up to the governor's wrong priorities. When Brewer cut KidsCare, it was Kyrsten who sounded the alarm. When the Governor made drastic cuts to our schools, Sinema pushed back, fighting for the tools our kids need to succeed. This is just what we'd expect from the extreme politicians who support Vernon Parker-more of the same. That's the last thing we need in DC."
Sinema is facing Republican Vernon Parker in the District 9 race.