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By Kent Cooper Posted at 4:40 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2013
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported it purchased $200,000 in advertisements defending Sen. Mitch McConnell for his protection of the coal industry.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported to the Federal Election Commission that it paid Revolution Media $181,500 on 12/2 for television advertisements as independent expenditures supporting Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The Chamber also paid $18,500 on 12/3 to Revolution Media for online advertisements.
The ads defend McConnell’s record for protecting the coal industry and battling the rules of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Kent Cooper has been uncovering and counting political money since 1972, when new disclosure laws took effect. He was assistant staff director for the Federal Election Commission's disclosure office for 22 years.
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