A quick perusal of the Federal Election Commission site this morning indicates that U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy has been the beneficiary of nearly $650,000 in independent expenditures – money coming from PACs that are not supposed to be coordinated with his campaign – since Tuesday. Nearly $472,000 is for a new ad from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee opposing Republican Linda McMahon. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund Inc. contributed about $110,000; Planned Parenthood Votes CT spent $3,449 for “persuasion calls” against McMahon. The National Emergency Medicine PAC, an arm of the American College of Emergency Physicians provided $48, 133.50 in support for Murphy. For you folks keeping score at home, independent expenditures for Murphy total $7,033,167 to McMahon’s $720,499.
Of course the millionaire former pro-wrestling executive from Greenwich has the hammer with $29.3 million in total fundraising, including her $27.23 million loan to the campaign, compared to the $8.5 million raised by Murphy, according to the latest FEC filings.