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Club for Growth spends $600,000 on anti-Donnelly ad

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The anti-tax Club for Growth is spending $600,000 in Indiana on an ad hitting Democrat Joe Donnelly for supporting congressional earmarks.

The club lifted Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock over U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar in May's primary and has bought sporadically in Indiana since then.

Club spokesman Barney Keller said the ad will show Donnelly is "just another liberal" who supported Washington spending. Donnelly has pushed back against that argument throughout the campaign, noting most recently that he voted with Republican Speaker John Boehner 60 percent of the time.

Indiana's Senate battle has grown into the most expensive the state has ever seen.
 

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  • Voted for Donnelly
    I have been a strong Lugar Republican since his years as Mayor of Indianapolis. Mourdock is no more a real Republican than the Man in the Moon. I voted early and cast my vote for Donnelly. I want a person in Washington who is not owned by the TEA Party.
  • Mourdock is no Dick Lugar
    Donnelly may not be a Republican but he is rated as the 6th or 7th most conservative Democrat in the House of Representatives. I am voting for Donnelly. I still can't believe the hatchet job Mourdock did on Dick Lugar.
    • Truth?
      All of the campaign's are attack ads. They all accuse each other of many wrong doings. So, where is the real truth? When will the ads start telling me about the candidate and not about who he/she is running against? I am left with the conclusion that they, politicians, are ALL liars!

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