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To win Senate, groups book $80M of final TV ads

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By PHILIP ELLIOTT

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a summer chasing voters with millions of dollars in television ads, some of the biggest spenders in politics have settled on eight races for Senate for a final flurry before Election Day.

The groups have booked more than $80 million in television ads between now and Election Day.

The final rush of spending on television ads will come on top of the tens of millions of dollars the candidates themselves and their allies have banked for the final month of the campaign.

For the moment, the spending seems to favor Democrats, who are fighting to keep control of the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

Democrats' fortunes are tied to races in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina and New Hampshire.

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