WASHINGTON (CNN) – More than $57 million has been spent on television commercials in 2009 by organizations seeking to influence the health care debate, a new analysis for CNN shows.
Evan Tracey, president of Campaign Media Analysis Group, said groups that support President Obama's approach to health care reform have dedicated nearly $24 million to run TV ads, while those who oppose it have shelled out an additional $9.6 million.
Organizations that endorse the idea of health care reform, but do not take a political side in the debate, committed $19 million to air TV commercials. And nearly $5 million has been spent by groups that might have a stake in health care reform, but do not support or oppose it.
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