Politico: Biggest campaign spending day yet

Written by admin on October 25th, 2010

In one state Colorado, in a non Presidential election year, the two parties spent more than $3.6 million on last Tuesday alone!


Outside groups spent $3.6 million to influence the Colorado Senate race — and that was just last Tuesday alone.

The flash of Colorado cash was part of a record-smashing one-day spending spree of $39.8 million in so-called independent expenditures, nearly two-thirds more than the previous one-day high of $24.3 million set a week earlier on Oct. 12.

Forti’s group, American Crossroads, led the Colorado spending binge last Tuesday by laying out a little bit more than $1 million to reach voters through television and direct mail. Senate Democrats put $1 million behind television advertising against Republican Ken Buck, and Republicans paid $787,429 for media that day. Other groups in play included Focus on the Family’s PAC, which spent $62,100 on a radio ad and NARAL Pro-Choice America, which rented lists for $191.24.

Still, Colorado’s $3.6 million share accounted for less than 10 percent of the independent expenditures across the nation that day.


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