The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports today that Freedom’s Watch, the right-wing advocacy group founded by Ari Fleischer and funded by Sheldon Adelson, “is pretty much kaput.” Freedom’s Watch spokesman Ed Patru “confirmed that much of the staff was on its way out,” but refused to say if the group would continue in the future:
As for the organization’s future, Patru maintained it was yet to be decided by the board of directors, which includes former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer and Sands Corp. President Bill Weidner.
“In the coming weeks and months, the organization will downsize,” Patru said. “In terms of the future and what role the organization will play, those decisions will be made in the very near future.”
Politico’s Josh Kraushaar notes that “the group is going out with one last blast in the Georgia Senate runoff” by running an ad that attacks Democratic Senate candidate Jim Martin, whose daughter was kidnapped, as being soft on crime.