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By Kent Cooper Posted at 3:29 p.m. on May 21, 2014
On the day before a confidant primary election day, a Pro-McConnell Super PAC spends $561K for TV ads to run against general election candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Ky.
The Kentuckians For Strong Leadership, a Super PAC supporting Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., reported today it spent $560,962 for TV ads as independent expenditures against Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Ky. The Super PAC paid $21,214 on May 21st to DMM Media for media production, and $539,748 on May 19th to Main Street Media Group for media placement.
Update 5/21 PM: The PAC amended their filing this afternoon to state the Main Street Media Group payment was made on 5/19 not 5/20, and the DMM Media payment was on 5/21, not 5/20.
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