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Every Voice, pro-campaign finance reform group, unveils two mailers targeting John Katko

Every Voice, pro-campaign finance reform group, unveils two mailers targeting John Katko

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Maffei Katko

Pictured, from left: U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei, D-Syracuse, and John Katko, R-Camillus. Maffei is running for re-election against Katko in the 24th Congressional District. 

The group has a new name, but a major pro-campaign finance reform organization hasn't changed who it's supporting in the 24th Congressional District. 

Every Voice Action, the new name of the group that formed when Public Campaign Action Fund merged with its Friends of Democracy super PAC, is sending two mailers to voters in the 24th District targeting Republican congressional candidate John Katko. 

The mailers will be delivered this week to 21,000 households in the district, a spokesman for the group said Wednesday. According to filings with the Federal Election Commission, Every Voice paid $12,376.87 to distribute the mailers. 

There are similar themes in each mailer, including some of the same criticisms used by U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei and Democrats in past TV ads.

The mailers claim Katko, R-Camillus, accepted contributions from insurance companies and slam him for receiving an endorsement from an "extreme anti-abortion group." The mailings also charge that Katko supports employers denying employees access to birth control. 

This isn't the first time the group got involved in the 24th District race. 

In 2012, when Maffei, D-Syracuse, challenged then-U.S. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, a Republican, Friends of Democracy spent $200,000 on mailers and other resources

Maffei defeated Buerkle, R-Onondaga Hill, by nearly 16,000 votes. 

Here's a look at Every Voice's two mailers that will be sent to voters in the 24th Congressional District:

  Every Voice - NY-24 "Sold Out" Mailer 1 by robertharding22

  Every Voice - NY-24 Mailer - 2 by robertharding22


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