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FAIRHOPE, AL - DECEMBER 05: Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event at Oak Hollow Farm on December 5, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Mr. Moore is facing off against Democrat Doug Jones in next week's special election for the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Obama Campaigners Spent $468k Against Roy Moore Through Shell Group in One Day, Total Now More Than $4M

Highway 31 is a shell independent expenditure group used by three secretive D.C.-based consulting firms run by former Obama campaign staffers as a vehicle to fund attacks on Roy Moore in the Alabama U.S. Senate special election. The group spent another $468,000 on credit extended by one of these firms Friday to buy a massive one-day media attack against the conservative Republican candidate.

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Obama Campaigners Dropped Another $101,000 into Alabama Senate Race from D.C. on Friday, Total Now $2.8 Million

Three secretive Washington, D.C. consulting firms founded by former Obama campaign staffers have provided millions of dollars in advertising services, apparently entirely on credit, to Highway 31, a shell independent expenditure organization based in Birmingham, Alabama that supports liberal Democrat Doug Jones and opposes conservative Republican Roy Moore in the 26 days since its formation on November 6.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - NOVEMBER 16: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks as his wife Kayla Moore looks on during a news conference with supporters and faith leaders, November 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Moore refused to answer questions regarding sexual harassment allegations and pursuing relationships with underage women. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Obama Campaigners Pour Another $733,000 into Single Day of Media Buys to Oppose Roy Moore, Total ‘In-Kind Contributions’ Now Exceed $2.7 Million

A secretive Washington, DC, consulting firm run by former Obama campaign staffer Jim Margolis poured $733,000 into a media buy for Highway 31 — a shell independent expenditure organization set up to support liberal Democrat Doug Jones and oppose Roy Moore in the December 12 Alabama U.S. Senate special election — for just one day of advertisements purchased on Thursday, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) late Friday.