Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads

Jon Ward
Senior Political Correspondent
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2013, file photo, Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla. The United Negro College Fund announced a $25 million grant from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation, a large donation from the conservative powerhouse Koch name that Democrats have sought to vilify heading into the 2014 mid-term elections. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

WASHINGTON The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races.

Freedom Partners Action Fund is releasing new TV ads Wednesday in Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Arkansas and Alaska.

Each 30-second ad begins with a few bullet-point criticisms of the Democratic candidate in that particular state  often delivered by a female voter  but all of the ads end similarly: linking the Democratic candidate to President Obama.

“A vote for Mark Begich is a vote for President Obama and his failed policies,” the Alaska ad says.

FPAF spokesman James Davis said in a statement that the ads are premised on the belief that "voters feel a country spinning out of control and see a government that is not acting responsibly."

Freedom Partners Action Fund has already spent almost $15 million during this election cycle in ads for Republicans and against Democrats. However, the additional $6.5 million being spent now is buying less airtime because higher rates are charged as the election date draws near.