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McConnell-aligned group throws $43 million behind Republican Senate races


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A group aligned with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has begun funneling tens of millions of dollars in funding to Senate Republican campaigns.

The group, One Nation, plans to spend $43 million on five key Senate races in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire and Wisconsin. Spending campaigns largely focus on problem-oriented advertising, according to One Nation.

“Americans are facing skyrocketing inflation, disappearing retirement savings, crime in their neighborhoods, and a tidal wave of illegal immigration in their communities,” the One Nation president wrote. , Steven Law, in a press release.

“All of this was the predictable result of reckless spending and foolish policies emanating from Washington. We will urge those who voted for this agenda that hurt Americans’ quality of life to change course,” he added.

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The spending push comes as Republicans have high hopes of retaking the Senate and establishing a majority in the House of Representatives in elections later this year.

A Fox News survey on Wednesday found that 43% of registered voters would support Republicans if an election were held today, while 41% would support Democrats.

The Senate is currently split 50-50 and Republicans promise to retake the chamber on Election Day, according to polls. There are 35 Senate seats up for re-election, and the five closest races are all in the states targeted for One Nation funding.

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Senator Raphael Warnock, D-GA, is particularly vulnerable. Football legend Herschel Walker won the Republican state Senate primary on Tuesday.

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