Republican Senate candidate Kurt Bills is planning to air ads
October 22, 2012 — 7:33pm
Republican Senate candidate Kurt Bills is going on the air.
Bills, who has amassed vastly less in his campaign coffers than Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, has placed orders for television advertisements with the first ads going up this week.
According to publicly available information, he plans to air about $120,000 worth of ads through Election Day. Klobuchar has been running ads since early this month but has not invested huge campaign resources into television ads.
Recent polls have found Bills little known and with little support in the state. The average of all polls of the Senate race give Klobuchar a 27 percentage point lead.
Bills most recent fundraising report showed him with about $68,000 cash on hand. Klobuchar reported having almost $5 million.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
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