Campaign Spending by Outside Groups Skyrockets

Spending by outside groups to influence congressional races surged past the $220 million mark this week, as party committees and conservative groups pumped last-minute cash into ads in advance of the Nov. 2 elections. The total is roughly twice the $111 million similar groups spent at this point in the last midterm elections in 2006, an analysis by the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation shows. The money is flowing fast — nearly $80 million in the last week alone — as the political parties and...Full Story
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