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Koch Group Reserves Fall Air Time in Three States

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Andrea Drusch
July 18, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

The Koch-backed group Free­dom Part­ners has put down about $4.5 mil­lion in Ore­gon, New Hamp­shire and Louisi­ana, in­clud­ing a post-gen­er­al elec­tion buy in Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D) race. The group said it planned to spend $15 mil­lion on midterm races when it was launched.

In Ore­gon, they’re spend­ing $1.9 on cable and broad­cast ads to run in the Bend, Eu­gene, Med­ford and Port­land mar­kets between Aug. 6 and Elec­tion Day. “Their first week on the air, the group will drop $637,000 on tele­vi­sion — three times more than Sen. Jeff Merkley (D) has spent on TV dur­ing the en­tire cam­paign.”

In New Hamp­shire, they’ve pur­chased $1.8 mil­lion in ads from Sept. 9 and through Elec­tion Day.

In Louisi­ana they’ve put down $890,000 on ads set to run between Nov. 5 and Dec. 6, ahead of the po­ten­tial run­off elec­tion there. (Wash­ing­ton Post)

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