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$10M spent on TV ads in Michigan governor's race

Published:   |   Updated: September 4, 2014 at 08:02 AM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) A campaign finance watchdog says $10 million has been spent this year on TV ads in the Michigan governor's race through Labor Day.

Democratic challenger Mark Schauer's campaign and his allies spent more than $5.6 million airing ads. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's re-election campaign and his allies spent nearly $4.4 million, according to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network.

The biggest spenders have been the Democratic Governors Association and the Republican Governors Association.

Snyder's campaign is currently airing an ad that touts his accountant credentials and says Michigan's on the "road to recovery." The Democratic governors group on Wednesday released an ad featuring a teacher who alleges Snyder cut $1 billion in education funding.

The $1 billion figure has been discredited, though there were cuts in Snyder's first year.

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