Stephanie Akin, Kate Ackley and Bridget Bowman
September 23, 2021
(Roll Call) – The count: $5.8 million
That’s the price tag of a new ad buy from progressive group End Citizens United and Let America Vote Action Fund. The spots are aimed at prodding senators to pass a slimmed-down version of Democrats’ campaign finance and elections overhaul. The TV ads take a positive tone, thanking lawmakers such as West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III for backing the measure. The effort will also include digital and direct mail and will focus on Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, Mark Kelly of Arizona and Hassan in New Hampshire — who, unlike Manchin, are all up for reelection in 2022. The $5.8 million round is part of a $30 million campaign.