Recall Ads Drawing Big Money

7/30/11 – Television ads are popping up against Republican state Senator Luther Olsen. Groups like the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America say they spent 100 thousand dollars last week on that TV ad, and they plan to spend another 150 thousand dollars to air an ad against Republican state Senator Alberta Darling. The Olsen ad will be extended. The two groups have called an estimated 115 thousand people and they say they plan to knock on 50 thousand doors — all as a part of the recall elections scheduled for a week from next Tuesday, August 9. Another campaign run by a coalition of unions maintains it has already contacted a million voters through calls and door-knocking.