ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A top Democratic-aligned group will begin airing ads this week attacking Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden.

In the first big money pouring into the race, Alliance for a Better Minnesota’s ad will hit McFadden for considering an increase to the Medicare eligibility age. Deputy Director Joe Davis says the group will spend a “significant” six-figure sum to air the ad, which will start Tuesday and run through Election Day.

Outside groups have flooded the airwaves in other states, but national Republican groups haven’t targeted Sen. Al Franken in their efforts to retake the Senate majority. ABM’s ad will dwarf previous outside spending in the Minnesota race.

Alliance for a Better Minnesota has already spent millions attacking GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson.

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