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February 13, 2016

Independent Expenditures Hit Two Weeks Before Special Election

With two weeks to go before the June 25 Senate special election in Massachusetts, almost $750,000 in independent expenditures have just started to have an impact on the voters.

The Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic-aligned super PAC, reported it has paid $500,000 on June 7 to Waterfront Strategies for media buys as independent expenditures in Massachusetts opposing Gabriel Gomez. The report to the Federal Election Commission also indicated they paid $15,458 to Dixon/Davis Media Group LLC for the media production costs.

In other reports, the League of Conservation Voters Inc., a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, reported it paid Strategy Group Inc. $185,658 on June 7 for a series of mailers as independent expenditures supporting Edward J. Markey, D-Mass.

NextGen Committee reported it paid $17,000 on June 7 to American Values Network for an email campaign, Facebook ads, and website supporting Markey. The committee also paid $17,000 on June 7 to American Values Networks for an email campaign, Facebook ads, and website opposing Gabriel Gomez.

These are in addition to the media buys by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

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