The Indiana Super PAC Frugal Hoosiers is getting ready to launch a major attack against 9th District Congressional candidate Trey Hollingsworth.
Sources tell Indy Politics the group plans to spend up to $200,000 on radio ads attacking Hollingsworth’s Tennessee roots and accusing him of trying to “buy” a Congressional seat.
Hollingsworth, a wealthy businessman, is spending more than a million dollars of his own money on the race for the 9th, and according to published reports his father has spent nearly $370,000 on a Super PAC to get him elected as well.
Sources called Hollingsworth a “carpetbagger” with no real ties to Indiana. He only registered to vote in Indiana last year. The group is buying ads in Indianapolis, Louisville and a number of stations in between.
The ads are expected to start this week and run through the primary.