CLF Releases First Television Ads, Announces Field Program in OH-12 Special Election

-Initial $250,000 buy will run simultaneously on broadcast and cable
-GOTV effort includes field office that will knock over 500,000 doors by Election Day

WASHINGTON – The Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC), the super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership, today announced their first two television ads, “Monica” and “Burden,” airing in the special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. The ads are part of an initial $250,000 buy and will run simultaneously on broadcast and cable.

The two spots frame the race as a choice between Troy Balderson and his record of fighting for the issues that matter to Ohio families versus Danny O’Connor, an out of touch candidate who would put Nancy Pelosi’s agenda before Ohio’s.

One ad, “Monica,” features Monica Batteiger discussing the impact of the opioid epidemic on her family and highlights Balderson as a leader for Ohio families. “Burden,” features Ohio mother Jody White speaking about what the middle-class tax cut means for families like hers, and reminds Ohioans that Danny O’Connor would stand with Nancy Pelosi, who is vowing to increase middle-class taxes.

CLF has also launched a field program to support Troy Balderson. The field office in Franklin County will be the base of a district-wide phone and door-to-door GOTV effort which will result in over 500,000 doors knocked by Election Day in August.

“Troy Balderson has been a fighter for Ohio, focused on achieving results on the issues that matter to hardworking Ohio families, while Danny O’Connor would be nothing more than a rubber stamp for Nancy Pelosi’s failed agenda,” said CLF Executive Director Corry Bliss. “Troy has been a leader for Ohio families, working tirelessly to curb Ohio’s deadly opioid epidemic and promising to protect the middle-class tax cut, whereas Danny is a cheerleader for the Pelosi agenda. Ohioans deserve better than Danny O’Connor and CLF looks forward to illustrating the clear contrast between him and Troy Balderson in this special election.”

View “Monica” here.



We all know someone who has been impacted by the opioid epidemic.

After years of struggling with addiction, my son is incarcerated today.

Kyle’s addiction is why I’m an advocate…

…And that’s why I support Troy Balderson.

From securing funding for treatment and mental health issues…

…to passing legislation to crack down on heroin traffickers…

…Troy Balderson is giving Ohio families hope.

He is a compassionate and caring leader.

View “Burden” here.



As a mom of three, I really appreciate the middle-class tax cut.

It’s saving families like my own over twenty-five hundred dollars a year.

I am voting for Troy Balderson because I trust him to protect the middle-class tax cut.

Nancy Pelosi called our tax cut “crumbs” and promised to raise our taxes…

…and Danny O’Connor is standing with her.

The Pelosi-O’Connor tax hike is a burden we can’t afford.