More than 66,000 ads in U.S. House and Senate races aired through March 9, more than triple what candidates and allied groups aired during a comparable period four years ago, according to New York-based Kantar Media’s CMAG, which tracks advertising. […]At this rate, they might even be risking turning off their own base. At some point, there will be so much noise, no one—except the fact checkers!—will be paying any attention. Particularly not the 64 percent of Americans who now want the law to be kept as is or improved.
More than 30,000 of the ads had an anti-Obamacare message, a 12-fold increase from four years ago, according to data compiled by CMAG. The anti-Obamacare spots accounted for 45 percent of all ads, up from 12 percent during the comparable period leading up to the 2010 midterm elections. […]
Dominating this year’s early blitz is Americans for Prosperity, a 501(c)(4) group funded by billionaire energy executives Charles and David Koch that promotes limited government and bills itself as the “nation’s largest advocate for health-care freedom.”
Americans for Prosperity’s ads have run more than 17,000 times for the 2014 election, most linking politically vulnerable Democrats to Obamacare.
That's a lot of eggs for the Kochs to be putting in what might be a flimsy basket. But, hey, what else are they going to do with their money? Create jobs?