INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Democratic-aligned veterans group is spending $275,000
against Republican Richard Mourdock, adding to what has become an incredibly
expensive week in Indiana’s pitched Senate battle.
VoteVets.org is entering the battle between Mourdock and Democratic
candidate Joe Donnelly with a commercial hitting the Republican state
treasurer for fighting against the Chrysler bankruptcy. The group’s new spot
brings the total bought by outside groups and the candidates on air this
week to $2.75 million.
A Democrat tracking ad buys says the spot will run for two weeks across the
state. The Democrat requested anonymity because outside groups do not
typically divulge how much they are spending.
Mourdock and Republican groups have stuck by a strategy of arguing that
Donnelly has been too closely aligned with President Barack Obama in