From NBC's Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro
The liberal consortium -- made up of groups like Americans United for Change, key labor unions, and MoveOn -- that's running TV and radio ads urging GOP senators to support the economic stimulus has expanded its campaign. It's now airing TV ads targeting Dick Lugar in Indiana and Kit Bond in Missouri, and running those Rush Limbaugh radio ads targeting Jim Bunning in Kentucky, Richard Burr in North Carolina, and Mel Martinez in Florida.
Here's the TV ad running in Missouri.
Meanwhile, MoveOn has sent an email to its five million members, asking them to pledge money for future TV ads against senators -- either Democratic or Republican -- who vote against the stimulus package. "We need to get started now, so politicians and the media know their constituents are paying attention," the email says.