03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Outside Groups Spend $250,000 This Week Hillary In Potomac Primaries

Outside players, especially labor unions looking to help Sen. Hillary Clinton, poured more money into the presidential contest this past week.

The independent spending, laid out in reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, show that the American Federation of State, County and Municipal workers spent more than $154,000 trying to deliver a surge of support for Clinton in Maryland. The union paid for phone calls aimed at getting Clinton supporters out to vote, and for mailers supporting her candidacy. The American Federation of Teachers also pushed Clinton's bid, with $79,800 worth of radio ads.

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