SuperPAC drops another $1 million into 8th

SuperPAC drops another $1 million into 8th

Posted by Kerry Lester on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 17:22

A Washington, D.C.-based SuperPAC will spend another $1 million on advertising in the 8th District Congressional race, we learned late Wednesday, bringing its spending total supporting Congressman Joe Walsh in the nationally watched race to $3 million.

Now or Never SuperPAC jumped into the race last month, making several large ad buys on local television stations, the first immediately after it received its first check from Americans for Limited Government, a group Walsh, of McHenry, helped co-found in the late 1990s.

In a statement, NONPAC spokesman Tyler Harber said the last push of television advertising "comes as Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth, the former head of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, comes under scrutiny for her role in firing an Veterans Affairs employee after the woman filed a complaint against her supervisor."

That lawsuit, filed in 2009 by two employees of a downstate veterans home, has been pushed heavily by the Walsh campaign in recent weeks. Duckworth, of Hoffman Estates, has described the suit as "common to the head of any agency."

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