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Outside Groups Spend $1M Targeting Spratt

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Oct. 14, 2010, 12:37 p.m.

For Rep. John Spratt (D), “the fal­lout from” Cit­izens United “is more than” $1M from “five groups based out­side” SC “and uni­fied by the goal of de­feat­ing” him.

“The groups” have “lofty, pat­ri­ot­ic names.” Cit­izens for a Work­ing Amer­ica, the group spend­ing the most on this race, “is a shell op­er­a­tion run by” VA GOP con­sult­ant Nor­man Cum­mings and “was formed just sev­en weeks ago” and “has spent” over $250K “at­tack­ing Spratt.” Club for Growth comm. dir. Mike Con­nolly “said Spratt is the only con­gres­sion­al can­did­ate the” group has “fun­ded ads against — to the tune of” over $217K “in the gen­er­al elec­tion. Con­nolly said the group is help­ing” state Sen. Mick Mul­vaney (R) “over­come Spratt’s fun­drais­ing ad­vant­age.”

“All told, out­side groups” have spent $1.04M “on be­half of Mul­vaney.” Spratt: “This kind of money can only drown out the voices and votes of av­er­age South Car­olini­ans and, for that mat­ter, av­er­age Amer­ic­ans every­where. It’s not healthy” (Rosen, Mc­Clatchy, 10/14).


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