Outside Political Groups Spend $500M

    Supporters spell out "Ohio" as they cheer for  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, not pictured, as he speaks during a campaign event at The Square at Union Centre, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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    Those nonstop ads in Ohio come at a cost. According to a new analysis of campaign-spending disclosures by non-affiliated organizations, outside groups spent over $500 million in October alone. The top three spenders—American Crossroads, Crossroads GPS, and Restore Our Future—spent $173 million alone. All three groups support conservative causes, and the bulk of the money went to ads that target President Obama. But the Democrats also raised big bucks: the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA brought in $75.5 million in October.

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