WASHINGTON – The Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC) today announced plans to spend $500,000 in California’s 52nd congressional district race between fiscal train wreck Congressman Scott Peters and rising star Carl DeMaio. The independent expenditures will include TV and digital advertising in mid-October.
“In San Diego, Scott Peters helped create the pension crisis that nearly bankrupted the city and since coming to Congress he’s voted consistently to bankrupt America,” said Emily Davis, spokeswoman for Congressional Leadership Fund. “Southern Californians who want fiscal sanity in Congress know they can count on Carl DeMaio to stand and fight for reform in Congress.”
This is part of a first round of announced spending totaling $8 Million in nine districts across the country along with CLF’s sister organization, the American Action Network (AAN). 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.