Citizens United enters Wis. recall ad wars
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An affiliate of Citizens United, the conservative group at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark campaign finance ruling, says it is spending $300,000 on a
Wisconsin state Senate recall election.
The website of The Presidential Coalition says the Citizens United affiliate is spending $270,000 on television ads in the Green Bay and Madison television markets. The ad in support of Republican Sen. Luther Olsen started Monday and runs for a week.
The group says it is also paying for polling and robocalls. Olsen is one of six incumbent Republican senators targeted for recall who face elections Tuesday. His challenger is Democratic
state Rep. Fred Clark.
More than a dozen new television ads have sprung up this week, mostly by independent groups attacking or supporting candidates on both sides.