BEN SMITH, Politico
Submitted by: Editor
FOX News Parent, News Corp., gives $1 million to pro-GOP group
It was the second $1 million contribution the company has made this election cycle to a GOP-aligned group. In late June it gave that amount to the Republican Governors Association.
The chamber has said it plans to spend $75 million in connection with the 2010 election, and has so far has directed substantial amounts to Republican Senate candidates. As of Sept. 15th, the group had spent $6,747,946 airing more than 8,000 ads on behalf of GOP Senate candidates, according to a study from the Wesleyan Media Project.
That figure made the chamber the biggest spender on congressional races of any interest group, and the second biggest-spending national group after the RGA.