Super PACs report spending nearly $100,000 on political phone calls in three Chicago-area congressional races in the last seven days.
The Chicago Tribune reports that about $80,000 of that money spent in the 8th, 10th and 11th Congressional Districts was reported by super political action committees aligned with Republican candidates.
In the 8th District, for example, the Tribune reports that almost $50,000 in robocall spending was reported to the Federal Election Commission. Democrat Tammy Duckworth is challenging freshman Republican Congressman Joe Walsh in that race.
The automated calls can be made for less than a penny each.