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The stakes are high. The party that controls the Senate will have an easier time confirming nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court and federal agencies. It would also allow the eventual winner of the presidential race to roll out their policy proposals.

With midterm elections a week away, political action committees that have no campaign contribution limits continue to spend heavily on both the Pa. congressional and U.S. Senate races. Since Keystone Crossroads checked last week, PAC spending went up by more than $3 million, greatly affecting some of the contests.


In the weeks leading up to the vote, the race between challenger Claudia Tenney and incumbent Rep. Richard Hanna had taken on the nationwide Tea Party vs. establishment narrative, with Tenney trying to claim she was following in the footsteps of David Brat, the professor who slew House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in this month’s stunner. But the race had been won months before, thanks to Hanna’s support for gay marriage.

"In surveys measuring ad recall and favorability towards messaging, American Unity PAC discovered that video ads attacking Ted Strickland, a Democrat hoping to unseat Republican Senator Rob Portman, appealed to both millennials and baby boomers, and helped inform future ad plans targeting women in the Buckeye State."

Miami Rep. Carlos Curbelo‘s starting to get help for his reelection race from all corners of the Republican Party — including on Tuesday from American Unity PAC, which backs Republicans who support gay rights.

American Unity launched a $125,000 digital ad campaign for Curbelo on YouTube and other online platforms.

A conservative organization devoted to advancing LGBTQ rights has launched a $1 million digital ad buy in Ohio’s U.S. Senate Race.

American Unity PAC, a nonprofit organization, has launched an online ad attacking former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland for supporting the Iran deal.

American Unity PAC treasurer Margaret Hoover said the group weighed in in support of Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, because Portman was the first Senate Republican to speak in support of gay marriage after his son, Will, came out in 2013.

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