Sen, OH-1 and OH-2 Campaign Expenditures
An interesting story in the Cincinnati Enquirer today looks at campaign spending in the U.S. Senate race and area Congressional campaigns. The DSCC has spent $8 helping Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-Avon). The NRSC spent $7.5 million helping Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Cedarville) before pulling out of the race. So, Brown wound up receiving the larger amount of national party aid, something that would have seemed impossible early in the year. DeWine's largest soft money contributor was the National Right to Life PAC at $276,000. Among the big donors to Brown was the Sierra Club at $25,500, including more than $2,500 last weekend for mailers and door-hangers.
In the 1st District, the NRCC has spent $1.45 million helping Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Cincinnati) against John Cranley (D-Cincinnati), while Cranley got assistance from the DCCC worth $897,000.
In the lower-budget 2nd District race, Rep. Mean Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) got $355,000 worth of help from the NRCC and Victoria Wulsin (D-Indian Hill) got $252,000 from the DCCC. However, Wulsin also benefitted from $225,000 spent by Emily's List. The National Rifle Association spent about $15,000 helping Schmidt.