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Senate campaign spending reaches dubious milestone

For the first time, spending on Senate races is eclipsing spending in the presidential contest. With five weeks to go before Election Day, candidates, parties and outside groups have reserved or purchased $561 million in television time across 27 states, according to sources tracking the advertising market.  As Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump struggles to raise money and attract outside allies, the fight for control of the Senate is proving more costly than the presidential race, a first in recent history.
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