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January 29, 2013

Report: Anti-Hagel groups spending more than $100K

The Sunlight Foundation has found that outside groups have spent at least $123,000 on TV ads blasting former Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obama's pick for Defense Secretary. The ads come as Hagel goes before the Senate Thursday for a confirmation hearing.

The open records group say the spending was detected by its Political Ad Sleuth, which tracks political ad buys, including those that do not have to be filed with the Federal Election Commission. It says a common thread in the advertising is the Nebraska Republican's "alleged lack of support for Israel -- an allegation disputed by his supporters.

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