We had the attack ads tallied up at nearly $3 million in anti-Murray ads.
Murray has been hit by: a $1.4 million ad buy from Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS; a $750,000 ad buy from a group called American Action Network; a $300,000 ad buy from a group called Truth in Politics; and a $300,000 ad buy from the National Taxpayers Union.
Liberal activist group, Fuse, sent out a statement today updating the list, noting another $1.1 million from Crossroads GPS, $36,000 anti-Murray ad from something called the Coalition to Protect Seniors. and a $34,000 ad from Focus on the Family Action.
These new adds nudge the grand total on secret independent expenditure ads against Sen. Murray up to $4.5 million.
President Obama, in Seattle campaigning for Murray yesterday, cited the undisclosed funding in his speech at U.W. yesterday.
There has been a $400,000 independent ad against Dino Rossi, but the group Common Sense 10 is set up as a political committee with the FEC, as opposed to a nonprofit, and so , must disclose its donors.