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DSCC extends ad buy in Arizona Senate race

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is pouring another $500,000 into the Arizona Senate race to extend their current ad buy for an additional week, a Democratic source tracking ad buys tells The Hill.

It's a continuation of their first foray into a race that looks surprisingly competitive for the Democrats, and will last until Oct. 15. Overall, the group has spent more than $1.5 million in the state on combined independent and coordinated expenditures.


NRSC rips Tester on bank contributions, Heitkamp on energy

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is up with new ads blasting Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) for the high level of contributions he's received from lobbyists and bankers and criticizing former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp's (D) record on energy.

The ad against Tester starts with a clip of him promising he "won't sell Montana down the road by cutting deals with the K Street lobbyists," then follows up with a series of damaging headlines about his fight on behalf of the banking industry against a part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law.

DSCC hits Mourdock for calls to eliminate Department of Education

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is out with an ad in the Indiana Senate race, attacking state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) for wanting to abolish the Department of Education.

This is the third ad by the DSCC this cycle in Indiana, all painting Mourdock as a far-right candidate wanting to slash Social Security, Medicare and the Department of Education.


Tester, DSCC hit Rehberg on wildfire lawsuit

Montana Sen. John Tester (D) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) are launching two ads on Friday that hit Tester's opponent, Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), over a lawsuit Rehberg filed against a Montana city.

Tester is spending about $125,000 on an ad running statewide.


Kaine once again outpaces Allen in fundraising

Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) continued his prolific fundraising, bringing in $4.5 million in the last three months and outpacing former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), who raised $3.5 million in that period.

That brings Kaine's total haul for the campaign to $15 million with just over a month until election day. After purchasing an additional $3 million in airtime earlier this week, bringing his total to $7.5 million on ads, Kaine has $1 million left in the bank.