The floodgates have opened again. Outside spending — much of it in the form of TV ad buys — is now flowing into Hawaii’s U.S. Senate showdown at full speed.
It took a while. Until last week, not a cent of post-primary super PAC money had shown up in broadcast stations’ public files.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week spent at least $170,500 on ads endorsing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda Lingle. The buys could have totaled as much as $250,000, according to data from the Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group.
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