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February 7, 2016

Indiana: Club for Growth Boosts Richard Mourdock With $800K Buy

(Shira Toeplitz CQ/Roll Call File Photo)

The conservative cavalry will boost Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) with a massive television ad buy for his Senate campaign.

The Club for Growth announced today that it bought $800,000 in ad time to run a spot attacking the Democratic nominee, Rep. Joe Donnelly, as a “Washington liberal” on cable and broadcast.

The television buy comes just in time for Mourdock. Democrats have released several internal polls showing the two candidates have been in a statistical tie since the May primaries. Roll Call rates this race as Leans Republican.

Democrats spent almost twice as much as Republicans on the Indiana Senate race this summer. The Club for Growth buy essentially levels that spending advantage in the general election.

The group backed Mourdock in his primary challenge against Sen. Dick Lugar, spending more than $1.7 million on its endorsed candidate’s behalf.

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