Groups’ election spending: Lots of new ads, little airtime

Some new independent expenditures from outside groups — mostly small ones. The only noteworthy purchases of airtime are by the Iowa-based American Future Fund, against three vulnerable Democrats.

60-Plus:

  • VARIOUS: Cut TV Ads against Democratic Reps. Allen Boyd (FL-2), Paul Kanjorski (PA-11), Alan Grayson (FL-8) and Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24). No airtime reported yet.

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Western Representation PAC

  • MA-4: $10,000 for an e-mail campaign against Rep. Barney Frank, D.

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Americans for Job Security:

  • VARIOUS: Cut ads (“Robbed”) against Democrats Rep. Zack Space (OH-18), Brian Lentz (PA-7), Trent Van Haaften (IN-8), and Rep. Jason Altmire (PA-4). No airtime reported.

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American Crossroads:

  • CO-Sen: Cut an ad against Sen. Michael Bennet, D. No airtime reported.

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Citizens for Economic and National Security

  • CA-3 (Lungren): $20,100 in radio airtime against Ami Bera, D.

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Tea Party Express:

  • DE-SEN: $7,000 for an e-mail blast to support Christine O’Donnell, R.
  • NV-SEN: $8,200 for an e-mail blast to support Sharron Angle, R.

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Working America:

  • OH-15: Sends 22 campaign workers to support Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, D.

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American Future Fund:

  • IL-11: Buys $133,000 in airtime against Rep. Debbie Halvorson, D.
  • IL-14: Buys $187,000 in airtime against Rep. Bill Foster, D.
  • WA-2: Buys $556,000 in airtime against Rep. Rick Larsen, D.

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Patriot Majority PAC

  • NV-SEN: $50,000 in airtime against Sharron Angle, R.

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Service Employees Intenational Union COPE

  • NV-3 (Titus): $25,000 on mailers against Joe Heck, R.

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National Wildlife Federation Action Fund

  • PA-SEN: $46,000 to “canvass” to support Joe Sestak, D.

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League of Conservation Voters

  • NH-SEN: $11,437 on doorhangers to support Paul Hodes, D.
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