Citizenlink, a committee affiliated with Colorado-based Focus on the Family, has told the FEC it has spent $52,413.67 on behalf of Rep. Todd Akin in Missouri's Senate race.
The money went for direct mail, not TV ads.
Focus on the Family was founded by James Dobson. Its mission is to "cooperate with the Holy Spirit in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible by nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide," according to a statement on its website.
Freedom's Defense Fund, another conservative group, linked with author Jerome Corsi, has spent just under $60,000 to date on cable TV ads, plus another $7K on production, FEC filings show.
The group said it would spend $250,000 on the race but did not have that much on hand according to its last FEC filing.
No other third-party expenditures have been reported in the Missouri Senate race. We've previously reported expenditures of $494,217 by Women Vote!, a PAC associated with EMILY's list, and $459,725 by the SEIU, against Akin.
There are no reports from the NRSC or Crossroads GPS in the race. The DSCC spent $488K opposing Akin in August.