When its current ad buy ends Sunday, the Independence USA super PAC will have aired 574 half-minute broadcast TV commercials to influence the outcome of the 2nd Congressional District special election, the records show.
Halvorson, a former one-term congresswoman from
The spending figures by Bloomberg's super PAC come as a rival in the race, former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson, launched her own cable TV advertising effort that highlights her support for tougher restrictions on guns.
In the ad, a narrator notes that Kelly worked with President
“In Congress,” the narrator says, “Kelly will keep taking on the NRA.”
Meanwhile, another contender in the special Feb. 26 Democratic primary, Chicago Ald.