Top conservative advocacy group One Nation is spending $70 million on attack ads against Democratic Senate candidates in crucial battleground states ahead of the 2024 election, according to POLITICO, which received the information first.

The organization, which is allied with a major GOP super PACs and several Republican leaders, is targeting Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nevada in a massive ad spending spree on radio, mail, TV, and digital. The political messaging, with the theme of “Stop the Insanity,” mainly concerns the securing of the southern border and inflation.

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According to POLITICO, the total planned expenditure is $88 million so far, which is more than double that of the $43 million it spent in 2022.

It has earmarked $28.6 million in Ohio ads starting May 22nd, $18.6 million in Pennsylvania starting in mid-June, $5.9 million in Nevada starting June 18th, and $9.4 million in Michigan and $7.5 million in Wisconsin in August. The group has already announced it spent $17.9 million in Montana. More ads for the summer are planned but have not yet been finalized, which may include Arizona and Maryland.

“President Joe Biden and liberals in Congress have enacted policies that are hurting our country and it’s time to tell them to stop the insanity,” One Nation President and CEO Steven Law said. “Americans are increasingly concerned about our porous Southern border and saving for the future because the cost of living is so high. There are solutions to these problems, but liberals in Washington, D.C. aren’t listening.”

One Nation is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. It has a nine-page readout on its website about Critical Race Theory (CRT) in America’s schools. It also has a list of issues it has positions on, including “tax reform,” “defending the courts,” “supporting victims of sexual assault,” “honoring veterans,” and “restraining spending.” Its last posted news release was in August 2022, in which it announced it would be continuing its advocacy campaign against Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA).

According to its 2022 tax return, the group had a total revenue $124,953,914, total expenses of $155,909,215, and net assets of $8,163,792.

Shane Devine is a writer covering politics and business for VT and a regular guest on The Unusual Suspects. Follow Shane’s work here.

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