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Republican campaign spending overwhelms Democrats 6-1

By Doug Published: September 28, 2010

An Associated Press report says that relaxed rules on campaign contributions -- the U.S. Supreme Court's decision opening the door to corporate giving and the ability to conceal contributions through non-profit advocacy groups -- have fueled a huge difference between Republican and Democratic campaign expenditures.

According to the report:

Just five weeks from midterm elections, groups allied with the Republican Party and financed in part by corporations and millionaires have amassed a crushing 6-1 advantage in television spending, and now are dominating the airwaves in closely contested districts and states across the country.

The full story can be found on

A story by the Ohio Newspapers Organization examined television buys in the Buckeye State.



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