Veterans PAC spending $275K against Mourdock

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A Democratic-aligned veterans group is spending $275,000 against Republican Richard Mourdock, adding to what has become an incredibly expensive week in Indiana's pitched Senate battle. is entering the battle between Mourdock and Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly with a commercial hitting the Republican state treasurer for fighting against the Chrysler bankruptcy. The group's new spot brings the total bought by outside groups and the candidates on air this week to $2.75 million.

A Democrat tracking ad buys says the spot will run for two weeks across the state. The Democrat requested anonymity because outside groups do not typically divulge how much they are spending.

Mourdock and Republican groups have stuck by a strategy of arguing that Donnelly has been too closely aligned with President Barack Obama in Washington.

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