CA-07 First Wave of Spending 2016

Initial Round of TV Ads and Door-to-Door GOTV Activities Announced

WASHINGTON – The Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC), the super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership, today announced its first wave of general election spending. CLF will begin by allocating $1.38 million in California’s 7th congressional district race between campaign finance scandal-plagued Ami Bera and center-right Republican leader Sheriff Scott Jones. The independent expenditure will include TV ads in the Sacramento media market starting October 11 and door-to-door GOTV activities.

“We’re proud to support Republicans like Sheriff Scott Jones, who is running on providing conservative, solutions-based leadership in the House. From the airwaves to the ground game, Democrats like Ami Bera will have no place to hide from their support of the failed Obama-Clinton agenda,” said Ruth Guerra, spokeswoman for Congressional Leadership Fund. “Voters need to look no further than Ami’s family fundraising scandal to know they don’t want more dishonest Democrats in Congress.”

This is part of a first round of announced spending totaling $10 million in 12 of the top competitive House races across the country. California’s seventh district is seen as a key pick-up opportunity for Republicans. In 2014, CLF and its sister organization, the American Action Network (501c4), spent $2.2 million in the CA-07 congressional race. CLF and AAN remain the single largest outside conservative spenders on the U.S. House.

Founded in 2011, Congressional Leadership Fund is the super PAC endorsed by House Republican Leadership and dedicated exclusively to preserving and expanding the Republican Majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. CLF, along with its sister organization, 501(c)(4) American Action Network, spent $20 million in independent expenditures on U.S. House races in 2014. CLF and AAN remain the single largest outside conservative spenders on the U.S. House. CLF is an independent-expenditure super PAC that operates independently of any federal candidate or officeholder.