In money spent on advertising by outside groups in Virginia's U.S. Senate race between former Govs. Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) since Nov. 1, groups opposed to Kaine have outspent groups opposed to Allen by more than $1 million, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, which tracks campaign spending in the state.
The top spenders against Kaine, according to VPAP, have spent a combined $1.44 million in advertising and media buys in the final week heading into Tuesday's general election.
According to VPAP Independence Virginia made $700,000 buy for broadcast and radio advertising and $300,000 for online and digital media on Nov. 2 against Kaine; and the National Republican Senatorial Committee spent $440,000 for media on Nov. 1.
The top spenders against Allen spent a combined $339,875 since Nov. 1.
According to VPAP United Food & Commercial Workers spent $240,000 against Allen for TV advertising on Nov. 2; and the Majority PAC made a $99,875 media buy on Nov. 2.
Allen has benefitted by a wide margin this campaign season in outside money spent against his opponent compared to Money spent against Allen. RealClearPolitics.com, which keeps an average of recent polls in the Senate race has the Kaine-Allen contest a "Toss Up" with Kaine at 48.6 percent to Allen's 46.8 percent."