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New Ads Target Democratic Louisiana Senator

Two ideologically opposed groups ran ads this week taking on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.

They Work For Us, a liberal advocacy organization that pressures Democrats to support populist economic policies, spent $117,000 on a radio ad called "Check the Facts." The group did not return phone calls asking about the nature of the ad. It is run by a board including Democratic operative Steve Rosenthal, executive director Eli Pariser, Service Employees International Union official Anna Burger, and liberal blogger Markos Moulitsas Zuniga.

Seperately, the Louisiana Conservative Action Network spent $87,000 on an ad targeting Landrieu called "One Vote Away." The Network was incorporated this year by John Diez Jr., a political consultant who has worked for the Republican National Committee. Diez also ran the Louisiana Committee for a Republican Majority, which focused on electing Republicans to the state legislature. Diez did not immediately return phone calls.