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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:25 PM

We know this right?? Sherrod Brown Campaign In Ohio Faces $5 Million Ad Barrage Without Help

Facing an avalanche of negative advertisements, laborís most outspoken and visible champion in the Senate has, so far, been left to fend for himself.

With seven months left in the campaign, no candidate running for reelection -- save President Barack Obama -- has been targeted by outside interests more than Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). Over $5.1 million has been spent on television ads opposing Brown in the 2012 cycle, according to data provided by a Senate Democratic campaign operative. The top spenders are the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which spent $2.7 million, and 60 Plus Association, the conservative group that opposes health care reform, which spent another $1.4 million. Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee have also spent heavily in the race.

Brown isn't the only candidate these groups are targeting, but he has consistently been at the top of their list. The Missouri Senate race has attracted the second-highest amount of spending, with Republicans purchasing $3.45 million worth of ad buys against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).

The bullseye on Brown's back, however, has been largest and most inviting, and it's forcing officials to confront -- much sooner than envisioned -- one of the more critical questions they will face this cycle. How long can an out-gunned network of Democratic-allied interest groups wait to get involved?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/sherrod-brown-ohio_n_1408267.html

I'm sending what little I can now to his campaign. This is almost as bad as Russ Feingold losing his job. D*mn.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:30 PM

1. I'm supporting him too, as I'm able.

My feeling is that he will prevail.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:33 PM

2. Phone banking for Sherrod

He is a great man Ohio can not afford to lose.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:39 PM

3. Having a fundraiser

for Senator Sherrod Brown.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:52 PM

4. Mentioning Feingold, this is what they are doing - picking off one or two at a time

Thanks to Citizens United, these attacks can be funded with endless funds.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:20 PM

5. Any one who CAN.. throw a shekel or two his way. . .n/t

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