Where they’re spending: Realtors buy $100k in web ads 

Do Internet ads really work in political campaigns? The National Association of Realtors seems to think so and is making a six-figure web buy to help out Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill. They’re also spending a crazy amount on mailers to blanket the district of endangered Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa.

Meanwhile, National Right to Life sent mail in a whole bunch of district’s.

National Association of Realtors PAC

  • IL-14: $100,000 for “Internet Ad Costs” to support Rep. Bill Foster, D.
  • NJ-3: $26,000 for a poll and $304,000 for television ads to support Rep. John Adler, D.
  • PA-11 $367,000 for mailers to support Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D.
  • In addition, the group spent a few thousand dollars each for websites to support Reps. Chet Edwards, D-Tex., Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.,  John Adler, D-N.J., Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif., Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., Ken Calvert, R-Calif., Dave Reichert R-Wash., Patrick J. Tiberi, R-Ohio; and Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.

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National Right to Life PAC:

  • OR-1 (Wu): $6,200 for a mailer to support Robert Cornilles, R.
  • TX-17 (Edwards): $3,200 for mailers to support Bill Flores, R.
  • MO-3 (Carnahan): $4,500 for mailers to support Ed Martin, R.
  • WI-7 (open, Obey): $4,900 for mailers to support Sean Duffy, R.
  • CO-4 (B. Markey): $4,700 for mailers to support Cory Gardner, R.
  • TX-23 (Rodriguez): $3,000 for mailers to support Francisco “Quico” Canseco, R.
  • NC-2 (Etheridge): $1,700 for mailers to support Renee Ellmers, R.
  • NV-3 (Titus): $4,100 for mailers to support Joe Heck, R.
  • MO-SEN (open, Bond):  $4,500 for mailers to support Roy Blunt, R.
  • NC-SEN: $52,000 for mailers to support Sen. Richard Burr, R.
  • CA-11 (McNerney): $3,300 for mailers to support David Harmer, R.
  • WI-SEN (Feingold): $63,000 for mailers to support Ron Johnson, R.
  • NV-SEN (Reid): $4,100 for mailers to support Sharron Angle, R.
  • CA-47 (Loretta Sanchez): $800 for mailers to support Van Tran, R.
  • CO-SEN: $31,000 for mailers to support Ken Buck, R.
  • CA-3: $2,600 for mailers to support Rep. Dan Lungren, R.
  • IL-14 (Foster): $4,600 for mailers to support Randy Hultgren, R.
  • WA-3 (open, Baird): $2,200 for mailers to support Jaime Herrera, R.
  • ID-1 (Minnick): $7,200 for mailers to support Raul Labrador, R.
  • NC-13 (Brad Miller): $1,500 for mailers to support William Randall, R.
  • WI-3 (Kind): $4,600 for mailers to support Dan Kapanke, R.
  • NC-8 (Kissell): $2,100 for mailers to support Harold Johnson, R.
  • WA-SEN (Murray): $23,000 for mailers to support Dino Rossi, R.
  • KS-4 (open, Tiahrt): $2,700 for mailers to support Mike Pompeo.
  • KS-SEN (open, Brownback): $2,700 for mailers to support Jerry Moran, R.
  • CA-48: $2,700 for mailers to support Rep. John Campbell, R.
  • NM-3 (Lujan): $3,400 for mailers to support Thomas Mullins, R. (H0NM03045)
  • SC-5 (Spratt): $4,600 for mailers to support Mick Mulvaney, R.
  • CA-37 (Richardson): $1,000 for mailers to support Star Parker, R.
  • OH-SEN (open, Voinovich): $2,900 for mailers to support Rob Portman, R.
  • NM-1 (Heinrich): $8,200 for mailers to support Jon Barela, R.
  • OH-6 (C. Wilson): $2,900 to for mailers to support Bill Johnson, R.
  • AK-SEN (Murkowski): $9,200 for mailers to support Joe Miller, R.
  • WI-8 (Kagen): $5,000 for mailers to support Reid Ribble, R.
  • CA-SEN (Boxer): $11,000 for mailers to support Carly Fiorina, R.

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