From the Piedmont to the Rockies, outside money swamping candidates

Stan Oklobdzija,  Sunlight Foundation

Some of the candidates who are running to speak for you in Washington are having a hard time speaking for themselves in their own campaigns.

A Sunlight analysis of political ad buys in three states with highly competitive Senate races show that outside groups — including party committees, 501(c) “dark money” groups and super PACs — swamped the candidates when it came to buying TV commercials last month, according to a sample of buys we examined from three TV stations: WBTV in Charlotte, N.C., KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa and KCNC in Denver.

The findings:

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