The Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC), the super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership, today announced plans to spend $600,000 in Maine’s 2nd congressional district race against extreme liberal Emily Cain. The independent expenditure will include two weeks of TV advertising across Portland, Bangor and Presque Island media markets and digital advertising starting October 25. “Emily Cain will have no place to hide from her support of the failed Obama-Clinton agenda that has made our country less safe and less prosperous,” said Ruth Guerra, spokeswoman for Congressional Leadership Fund. “Voters need to look no further than Cain’s support of tax hikes, more intrusive government, and the dangerous Iran deal to know she’s too extreme for Maine’s 2nd district.” CLF has already had Emily Cain’s extreme partisanship in its sights, tying Cain to Hillary Clinton via CLF’s ImWithCareless.com campaign launched this summer. CLF’s total announced general election spending to date is over $21 million across 16 congressional races. CLF and its sister organization, American Action Network, remain the single largest outside conservative spenders on the U.S. House.
Congressional Leadership Fund is headed into Maine’s 2nd congressional district – a district that is disrupting conventional wisdom and confounding Democrats.
Last year, the DCCC was quick to call Republican freshman Congressman Bruce Poliquin a “one-term” wonder, confident in their chances to dominate in a district where Obama won twice.
But now House Democrats are in an uphill battle to recapture a seat where Congressman Poliquin is a proven strong leader, the Democrat candidate Emily Cain is too extreme for the district, and Hillary Clinton is a drag on the ballot.
The battle over this seat is getting more intense now as CLF will be spending $600,000 on TV and digital ads against Democrat candidate Emily Cain in the final two weeks of the election.
This latest race entry now brings CLF’s total election spending to over $21 million in 16 districts, with more to come.
Press release here, and the Bangor Daily News has more on CLF’s campaign below