Kansas’ open Senate race has generated close to $14 million worth of ads, with two-thirds of the spending coming from political action committees.
Political committees have sptent more than $9.3 million so far on ads, according to the media tracking firm Advertising Analytics.
That compares to the candidates’ $4.6 million.
Spending by the PACs has easily outpaced the candidates’ fundraising in recent weeks.
The top three Republicans and the presumed Democratic nominee, state Senator Barbara Bollier, have raised more than $1.1 million since June 30.
Bollier has raised nearly $730,000 since June 30, giving her a total of more than $7.9 million, easily outdoing the Republicans.
Representative Roger Marshall has raised about $247,000 since June 30 to bring his total fundraising to $2.8 million.
Former Secretary of State Kris Kobach has raised about $136,000 since June 30, bringing his total to nearly $964,000.
Bob Hamilton is largely self-funding his campaign with a $3.5 million personal loan, with less than $200,000 from contributions.