WASHINGTON – The Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC) and its sister organization, the American Action Network (@AAN), today announced plans to spend a total of $1 Million in Texas’ 23rd congressional district race between Obamacare-defender Pete Gallego and center-right rising star Will Hurd. The independent expenditures of $500,000 from CLF and $500,000 from AAN will include multiple weeks of TV in the San Antonio media market and digital advertising beginning in early October.
“Pete Gallego may talk a good game in Texas but from Obamacare to oil and gas issues, he has become part of the problem and a rubber stamp for President Obama’s agenda,” said Emily Davis, spokeswoman for Congressional Leadership Fund and American Action Network. “Texans deserve a proven center-right leader like Will Hurd who will stand and fight for Texas jobs and Texas values.”
This is part of a first round of announced spending from CLF and AAN totaling $8 Million in nine districts across the country. During the 2012 election cycle, independent expenditures of CLF and AAN were rated the #1 and #2 Highest “Return on Investment” of any conservative outside spenders.
The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) is the super PAC dedicated exclusively to preserving and expanding the Republican Majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. From 2011-2012, CLF raised a combined $55 million with its sister-organization, the American Action Network (AAN), a 501c4 primarily focused on advocating for center-right policy solutions. Additionally, the Sunlight Foundation rated the $21 million in independent expenditures spent by AAN & CLF the #1 and #2 Highest “Returns on Investment” of conservative groups. The super PAC’s board is chaired by former Senator and American Action Network Chairman Norm Coleman (R-MN) and includes Fred Malek and former NRCC Chairman Tom Reynolds (R-NY). CLF is an independent-expenditure super PAC that operates independently of any federal candidate or officeholder.