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Outside groups pouring money into Nevada races

Outside groups reported putting $1.37 million into Nevada election races last week, according to Federal Election Commission data.

The bulk of the money went into the Senate race between Democratic candidate Catherine Cortez Masto, a former Nevada attorney general, and U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev.

Here’s a look at the spending:

  • Americans For Prosperity, a conservative organization supported by the Koch brothers, reported spending $21,417 on mailers opposing Cortez Masto.
  • Freedom Partners Action Fund, a super PAC that’s also part of the Koch brothers’ network of organizations, reported spending $622,153 on media ads opposing Cortez Masto.
  • The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action spent $44,033 on mailers supporting Heck in the Senate race.
  • The NRCC, or National Republican Congressional Committee, spent $36,710 on survey research and media opposing Ruben Kihuen, the Democratic candidate running against U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., in the 4th Congressional District.
  • The NRCC also spent $34,000 on survey research and media opposing Jacky Rosen, the Democratic candidate in the 3rd Congressional District race. Rosen faces Republican Danny Tarkanian in the race for that open seat.
  • The NRSC, or National Republican Senatorial Committee, reporting spending $570,150 on ads and production, all of it opposing Cortez Masto.
  • Women Vote!, the independent expenditure affiliate of pro-choice organization EMILY’s List, reported $45,756 on mail opposing Heck in the Senate race.

Contact Ben Botkin at bbotkin@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2904. Follow @BenBotkin1 on Twitter.

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