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$19M spent on TV ads in Michigan's US Senate race

Published:   |   Updated: September 4, 2014 at 08:01 AM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Nearly $19 million has been spent on TV ads in Michigan's U.S. Senate race through Labor Day.

Republican Terri Lynn Land's campaign and her allies spent $11.9 million, almost $5 million more than Democrat Gary Peters and his allies.

The single biggest spender to date has been Americans for Prosperity, the billionaire Koch brothers-backed conservative group that went off the air in June after spending $4.4 million, according to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. Land's campaign has spent nearly $4 million.

The Senate Majority PAC, which is run by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, was the biggest supporter of Peters, spending $3.1 million. On Wednesday, NextGen Climate, a liberal group backed by billionaire Tom Steyer, announced a $3 million TV, radio and digital ad campaign in Michigan.

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