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Liberal Super PACs Outspend GOP Groups In Colorado

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An election official adjusts curtains to a polling booth at a polling station (Photo credit: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP / Getty Images)

An election official adjusts curtains to a polling booth at a polling station (Photo credit: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP / Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s version of liberal super PACs spent nearly 150 times as much as their Republican counterparts in the last election cycle.

The Denver Post reported Sunday spending by Democratic groups was about $4.24 million compared with $28,600 by Republican groups.

The newspaper says it analyzed records required by a 2010 state law that mandates super PACs disclose their donors and spending.

Most of the Democratic money comes from unions, individuals and advocacy groups. The donors work together and pay for radio and TV ads, neighborhood canvassing, phone calls and direct mailings.

Republican groups tended not to coordinate their efforts as much, and some backed only candidates with certain positions on social issues.

Colorado GOP chairman Ryan Call says he believes Republicans will have enough resources to compete this year.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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