Tue October 23, 2012
Democrats Plan to Drop More Money Into Indiana Senate Race
Political parties and outside groups have already spent large sums in Indiana's Senate race, and voters can expect to see a surge in the last two weeks of the campaign.
Republican Richard Mourdock holds a huge lead over Democrat Joe Donnelly in fundraising, and conservative Super PACs have been running ads. But Democrats are planning to pump additional cash into the race as well.
Democratic groups have booked over $1.6 million in Indiana airtime for the next—and penultimate—week of the state's Senate race, according to a Democratic source.
That's a heavy, ongoing investment in a race that Democrats have managed—against their own expectations—to keep close in the home stretch. Morning Score reported today on a poll taken for Democratic nominee Joe Donnelly that showed the race between him and Republican Richard Mourdock still too close to call.
As WFPL has previously reported, a number of liberal groups, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Majority PAC, have been running ads against Mourdock for the past several weeks.