Niemanlab :: Earlier this year, when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched a multimillion-dollar television ad blitz for (and against) candidates running for federal office, I wanted to know how much it spent to broadcast ads supporting a U.S. Senate candidate in Hawaii. A spokesman for the Chamber wouldn’t provide the figure directly, but it’s the kind of information that’s public two times over: You can get it from the Federal Election Commission or the Federal Communications Commission.
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