U.S. Chamber launches ads in Maine, Montana, Ohio

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hammering Maine independent candidate Angus King and Democratic incumbents in Montana and Ohio in a new round of ads designed to help Republicans grab control of the Senate.

The ads, which begin airing Tuesday, focus on King's fiscal record as governor, criticize Montana's Sen. Jon Tester on health care and energy, and weigh in against Ohio's Sen. Sherrod Brown for his votes on energy.

Tester and Brown have been top targets of the Chamber for months as the nation's largest business lobbying group has spent tens of millions of dollars in some eight Senate races and dozens of House contests.

Democrats currently hold a slim majority in the Senate, 51-47, plus two independents who usually vote with the Democrats.


By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

The Associated Press

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