When a national Tea Party group, FreedomWorks Inc., endorsed Republican Linda McMahon last month, it was unclear just what the organization could offer McMahon’s $40 million self-funded campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Now, new campaign finance filings show what the group’s backing can bring; FreedomWorks purchased $5,358.50 worth of yard signs for McMahon this week.

Meanwhile, McMahon’s opponent, Democrat Richard Blumenthal, is benefiting from yet another infusion of expensive air time paid for by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. FEC records show the committee has spent  $502,500 in the last week on ads, including this one blasting McMahon.

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