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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:16 PM
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Senate race in Mass. draws millions to pay for ads
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100117/ap_on_el_se/us_mass...

Millions in campaign cash are flooding into Massachusetts in the final days of the race to fill the late Edward M. Kennedy's Senate seat, funding an all-out ad war between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown.

Voters can't turn on a television or radio without being deluged by appeals on behalf of Brown or Coakley or, more often, sharply worded attack ads.

Neither campaign would detail how much it has raised since Jan. 1, and disclosure laws make it hard to come up with firm, up-to-date numbers. But the figure easily reached into the millions in just the past week, according to a review of the fundraising numbers the candidates have confirmed combined with expenditures by interest groups.


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Coakley, who had nearly $1 million in her account on Jan. 1 after a four-way primary battle, has been buoyed by appeals on her behalf by Obama and Kennedy's widow, Vicki Kennedy. The campaign said the Vicki Kennedy appeal raised about $700,000 in a day.

Others:

EMILY's List
SEIU
$350,000 from the League of Conservation Voters
$100,000 from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
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Knockout Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:25 PM
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1. A stimulus plan for Massachusetts News Media
Sounds good to me! K&R
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BunkerHill24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:58 PM
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2. This is tough race for us
There is silverlining for this race and it would have a huge impact if we lose this race. You have to consider as well that 51% of Massachusetts polled appose the current healthcare reform.
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