GOP Groups Top Democrats in TV Spending By Far

By: David Espo (Associated Press)
By: David Espo (Associated Press)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Independent Republican groups are heavily outspending their cross-party counterparts on television advertising in the campaigns for the White House and control of the Senate.

That's eating into President Barack Obama's financial advantage over Mitt Romney and prompting expressions of alarm from top Democrats.

The disparity is most evident in the race for the White House.

Crossroads GPS, Restore Our Future and other organizations aligned with the Republicans spent nearly $37 million on TV ads through the first few days of June, most of it attacking Obama. That compares with about $11 million by groups supporting the president.

Senate campaigns have been affected, notably in Ohio, where Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown's commanding lead in the polls began to erode after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others started a televised attack.

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  • by brant on Jun 12, 2012 at 09:01 AM
    In other words, donors don't want to throw their money away to a losing cause. Liberalism is mental disorder
  • by Wow on Jun 10, 2012 at 06:59 PM
    This country and the elections have now gone to the highest bidder. It's just business
  • by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    It shows you that people do not want to live in a socialist or communist society that Obama and the democrats have set up.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2012 at 03:22 AM
    four years ago people wanted change and hope to a smaller government and less dictatorship. they contributed over a billion to a candidate that promised that. Those promises vaporized. We still want the same thing.
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