Third-Party Dollars Spent on Deceptive Ads: Update Through 8/31/12

From 12/1/11 to 8/31/12, an estimated $60,547,400 has been spent on ads containing at least one claim considered deceptive by fact-checking organizations.

Third-Party Dollars Spent on Deceptive Ads*^

Super PAC Estimated Spending from 12/1/2011 through 8/31/2012
Restore Our Future

$21,379,470

Priorities USA Action

$4,468,270

Winning Our Future

$536,530

Red White and Blue Fund

$364,580

501(c)(4) Estimated Spending from 12/1/2011 through 8/31/2012
Crossroads GPS

$17,526,700

American Future Fund

$6,365,930

Americans for Prosperity

$8,950,600

American Energy Alliance

$3,269,000

 Secure America Now $133,910
Other Groups Estimated Spending from 12/1/2011 through 8/31/2012
AFSCME

$494,510

*Based on revised spending estimates provided by Kantar Media CMAG
^To see detail on the claims fact checkers ruled as deceptive, please see FlackCheck.org’s Deception Log