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Koch Group Puts Another $2.2 Million Into Ohio's Senate Race

Posted by Steve Schram on May 17, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Originally published on May 17, 2016 on ABC News by Julie Bykowicz.

Political groups backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch are spending $7.7 million on television and online advertising in the Ohio Senate race — part of a broader plan to focus on the Republican-led Senate instead of the presidential race.

The latest wave of ads in the matchup between incumbent Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland spotlights taxes and fees Strickland raised while in office. The ads are paid for by Freedom Partners Action Fund.

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