The National Republican Senatorial Committee pushed back on our earlier item detailing the chamber's ties to Jeff Larson, the CEO of the Republican convention, who rents Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman a $600 D.C. apartment.
The Minnesota ad had nothing to do with Larson, said NRSC spokesman John Randall.
But Franken Communications Director Andy Barr counters: “Norm Coleman literally lives in the office of the Chamber’s consulting firm. So forgive us if we find it a little hard to believe that there was no coordination here.”
A breakdown of the big CoC buy:
Minnesota: $484,000. Ad hits Franken for failing to pay taxes in 17 states.
New Hampshire: $380,000. Calls John Sununu's Democratic challenger "Jeanne Shaheen, the taxing machine."
Colorado: $676,000. Describes Mark Udall as a "Boulder liberal" who hates offshore drilling.
North Carolina: $429,000. Positive ad praising Sen. Elizabeth Dole's health care record
Kentucky: $449,000. Spanks Democrat Bruce Lunsford's "anti-drilling" position.
Maine: ?. Positive ad for incumbent Sen. Susan Collins.