Democrats have run the vast majority of campaign advertisements on taxes this midterm year, according to new data released by a liberal group. 

{mosads}Americans for Tax Fairness said that Democratic Senate candidates and their outside supporters had run about three-quarters of the tax ads as of the end of last month, according to data from Kantar Media Intelligence. In the House, Democrats were responsible for more than three out of every five ads.

Frank Clemente, the executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, insisted the discrepancy was just the latest sign that Democrats were no longer running away from taxes, as they had for decades.

President Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and other top Democrats also made that case in the 2012 campaign, when the president explicitly campaigned on raising taxes on the highest earning individuals.

“The proliferation of Democratic ads on tax issues, compared with Republican ads, indicates that tax fairness is a winning message, not Grover Norquist’s pledge to never raise your taxes,” Clemente said, referencing the author of the famous anti-tax pledge.  

“Voters understand that the deck is stacked against them when it comes to the economy, and a strong way to connect with voters is to demand that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes.” 

In all, there were more than 123,000 ads on taxes by the end of September, Kantar said — making it the fourth most popular issue, behind the budget, jobs and energy and the environment.

But few of the spots centered on perhaps the hot-button tax issue this year — the offshore deals known as corporate inversions. Instead, the ads largely centered on claims that GOP candidates wanted to give tax cuts to the wealthy and to corporations that shift jobs offshore.

Independent fact-checkers have questioned the Democrats’ claims on tax breaks for offshoring. 

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