A group affiliated with Kelli Ward's insurgent Senate campaign believe their
efforts to promote the conservative lighting rod online are being thwarted by
Google's advertising department.
For over two weeks, Political Media, Inc., has done everything through the
proper channels to promote a site they say highlights Martha McSally's
"We've been placing digital ads on Google for decades and we have never
seen anything like this," says Ward.
With the Republican primary in Arizona coming up this Tuesday, Ward (no
relation to the candidate) says the whole affair "reeks of censorship."
According to a press release from the organization, this is not the first time
Google has targeted the conservative firm in a politically competitive race.
Political Media, Inc. is no stranger to corporate censorship. In 2012, the
digital marketing agency called out Facebook for censoring content they
promoted for the veterans-backed organization Special Operations Speaks.
The social network suspended Special Operations Speaks after the group
released a meme openly challenging President Barack Obama's response
to the Benghazi incident.