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Report: Midterm Elections See Record Ad Spending

The 2022 midterms are on pace to blow past the 2018 cycle’s record ad spending after nearly $3.6 billion has already been spent on political and issue ads so far, according to data provided to Axios by an analytics firm AdImpact.

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Watchdog Requests Investigation into Dem. Rep. Kurt Schrader for Violating Ethics Rules

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a non-partisan ethics watchdog organization, filed a complaint on Friday with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) requesting an investigation into Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) for allegedly violating House Ethics rules that prohibit members from using official taxpayer-funded resources for political purposes.

Rep. Kurt Schrader D-OR., accompanied by Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., speaks during a news conference, ahead of a House vote on a bill that would prevent Soring in training Tennessee Walking horses on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Facebook Lifts Ban on Political Ads

Social media giant Facebook has finally lifted its ban on political ads this week, ending a months-long restriction set by the site after the November 2020 general election.

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