CLF Announces Second Round Of Fall Advertising, Reaching $60 Million To Date

– New reservations total $15 million; include three more congressional districts
-Last cycle, CLF’s first buy was in August 2016, totaling $10 million

WASHINGTON – Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC), the super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership, today announced the second of several rounds of television advertising reservations for fall 2018. Thanks to CLF’s record-breaking early fundraising, the super PAC is able to lock in larger TV reservations at lower rates ahead of the midterm elections. CLF’s latest announcement of an additional $15 million in broadcast and cable television advertising includes three new congressional districts in the fall ad reservation: CA-39 (Young Kim), NJ-07 (Leonard Lance), and NY-19 (John Faso), along with additional reservations in FL-26 (Carlos Curbelo), IL-12 (Mike Bost), KY-06 (Andy Barr), ME-02 (Bruce Poliquin), MN-03 (Erik Paulsen) PA-01 (Brian Fitzpatrick), and WA-08 (Dino Rossi).

With CLF’s first broadcast and cable reservation announced in April, CLF’s fall television advertising reservation now totals $50 million in addition to an unprecedented $10 million digital investment.

“Thanks to Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s leadership in Congress, CLF continues to break fundraising records, allowing us to be more aggressive in adding new races and increasing our previous buys,” said Corry Bliss, CLF Executive Director. “These efforts ensure that CLF will have the resources needed to prevent Republican members of Congress from being outspent this fall. In California alone, CLF has reserved nearly $10 million in general election advertising. This additional media reservation, along with our House-focused national field program, will help CLF accomplish our mission of protecting the House Republican majority this fall.”

New Additions

  1. CA-39 (Kim) – $2 million
  2. NJ-07 (Lance) – $2.1 million
  3. NY-19 (Faso) – $1 million

Total Spending to Date in Races with Additional Buys

  1. FL-26 (Curbelo) – $2.5 million
  2. IL-12 (Bost) – $2.7 million
  3. KY-06 (Barr) – $1.8 million
  4. ME-02 (Poliquin) –$2.8 million
  5. Minneapolis – $1.2 million
  6. MN-03 (Paulsen) – $2.8 million
  7. PA-01 (Fitzpatrick) – $4.1 million
  8. WA-08 (Rossi) – $3.5 million