Tags: attorneys | rslc | spending | rove

GOP Spending Narrows Wash. Race

Monday, 29 Oct 2012 12:14 PM

By Alec Weisman

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Massive spending by a national Republican group on the Washington state attorney general race is rapidly closing the gap between Democratic candidate Bob Ferguson and  GOP opponent Reagan Dunn, according to the Seattle Times.
 
The Washington DC-based Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) has injected $2.9 million into ads attacking Ferguson in recent weeks, closing his lead to just two percent from a high of 13 percent last month. 
 
The money is equivalent to the amount spent by the two candidates altogether and is the largest investment ever made by the national GOP group on a single race.
 
The RSLC, founded in 2002 by Karl Rove and former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, who is now a senior Mitt Romney adviser, has raised $26 million this election cycle for use on electing Republicans to a variety of state-level offices.
 
The biggest contributors to the group have been the Altria Group, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Devon Energy, Reynolds American, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Wynn Resorts, reports the Times.
 
At the moment, the offices of the 50 state attorneys general are split evenly between Republicans and Democrats, which is why the race is considered so important.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved