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Romney, GOP to get more outside-group TV firepower

The Koch Brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity has purchased a whopping $23 million in advertising airtime between Aug. 8 and Sept. 10, according to ad-spending data from SMG Delta.

The TV ads will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

This is yet another example of outside-group spending aiding Mitt Romney and the Republicans in the presidential contest. Already, as First Read reported earlier today, Team Romney (when you combine all the outside groups) is outspending Team Obama (the campaign, DNC, outside groups) this week alone, $25 million to $14 million.

This Americans for Prosperity buy, however, won't begin until next week.