TV spending adds up to nearly $12M in tight 5th District race

According to a report of media buys obtained by the IBJ, nearly $7 million has been spent collectively by Democrat Christina Hale’s campaign and organizations trying to get her elected over Republican candidate Victoria Spartz since August. About $4.9 million has collectively been spent by Spartz’s campaign and organizations hoping to elect her to the seat.

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Barrett ads tied to interest groups funded by unnamed donors

Overall, the Judicial Crisis Network, which was founded in 2005 to promote President George W. Bush’s nominees, said it would spend at least $10 million to support Barrett’s confirmation—roughly the same amount it spent to successfully advocate for Trump’s prior picks for the high court, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

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