Two political action committees spent more than $400,000 in October on television ads aimed at boosting Republican state Senate candidate Mike Cierpiot and attacking his Democratic opponent. Tuesday night, Cierpiot (center) spoke to supporters after winning election.
Two political action committees spent more than $400,000 in October on television ads aimed at boosting Republican state Senate candidate Mike Cierpiot and attacking his Democratic opponent. Tuesday night, Cierpiot (center) spoke to supporters after winning election. Shelly Yang syang@kcstar.com
Two political action committees spent more than $400,000 in October on television ads aimed at boosting Republican state Senate candidate Mike Cierpiot and attacking his Democratic opponent. Tuesday night, Cierpiot (center) spoke to supporters after winning election. Shelly Yang syang@kcstar.com

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