Dems, GOP open week with on-air Senate salvo
By TOM LoBIANCO October 1, 2012 2:08PM
Updated: October 1, 2012 11:24PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new week in Indiana is bringing a new barrage over the air in the tight battle for Senate between Republican Richard Mourdock and Democrat Joe Donnelly.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is spending $439,000 in Indiana this week on Donnelly’s behalf. And the National Republican Senatorial Committee is buying time for Mourdock.
A Democratic source tracking ad spending confirmed the new buys on background because campaigns will not openly talk about how much they are spending.
The Mourdock campaign has spent another $300,000 on Indiana’s airwaves this week, bringing the total spent so far to more than $8 million.
The winner of Indiana’s Senate seat could easily determine which party controls the Senate next year.