ICYMI: CLF Announces $13 Million In New Fall Ad Reservations, Includes Five New Races

“The largest Republican super PAC focused on House campaigns is committing funds to five new races…” “Together, the new ad reservations come to $13 million, bringing the group’s total TV spending plans to $85 million for the election cycle. The group has earmarked an additional $20 million for digital ads.” (Mike DeBonis, “GOP super PAC enters five new House races after adding $1.5 million to hold Ryan’s seat,” The Washington Post, 9/20/18).

“CLF reserves another $13 million on TV ads, adds five more House races to target list.” “CLF is already the biggest outside advertising spender in the battle for the House majority thanks to a massive fundraising effort, and the new reservations bring the group to a total of $85 million in television advertising reservations alone.” (Ben Kamisar, “CLF reserves another $13 million on TV ads, adds five more House races to target list,” NBC News, 9/20/18).

“Ryan-linked super PAC announces $13 million attack ad buy.” “The group said Thursday that it plans to spend an additional $13 million on television ads, bringing its total reservations to $85 million ahead of November.” (Andy Duehren, “Ryan-Linked Super PAC Announces $13 Million Attack Ad Buy,” Wall Street Journal, 9/20/18).

“CLF adds five new districts, $13M to fall TV buy.” “The buy covers five new House districts, including three represented by Republican incumbents: Reps. Rodney Davis (IL-13), Fred Upton (MI-06) and George Holding (NC-02). The buy also adds two open seats to its roster, including New Mexico’s 2nd District, where Republican Yvette Herrell is running to replace GOP Rep. Steve Pearce, and Nevada’s 3rd District, where Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is running for Senate and Republican Danny Tarkanian is running against Democrat Susie Lee.” (Elena Schneider, “CLF Adds Five New Districts, $13M To Fall TV Buy,” POLITICO, 9/20/18).

“The GOP-boosting Congressional Leadership Fund is opening its vault wider for California…” “…announcing another $13 million in advertising down the homestretch for districts that include California’s 10th congressional district, where Democratic Josh Harder is trying to topple Rep. Jeff Dnham; the 39th, where Republican Young Kim and Democrat Gil Cisneros are vying for Rep. Ed Royce’s soon-to-be-former seat; and the 45th, where Rep. Mimi Walters is trying to stave off a challenge from Democrat Katie Porter.” (Carla Marinucci and Jeremy White, California Playbook, POLITICO, 9/21/18).

CLF announces ad reservation in NC-02. “The Congressional Leadership Fund, a Paul Ryan-affiliated Super PAC, has purchased more than $1 million in television advertising in the fall in the 2nd district to help Holding, the group announced Thursday.” (Brian Murphy, “Could 3 GOP-held congressional seats flip in NC? Democrats add resources, tout poll,” The News and Observer, 9/20/18).

“National GOP group to spend $1M to help U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’ re-election bid.” “Corry Bliss, the group’s executive director, said in a statement the new spending, ‘allows CLF to double-down in current districts and expand to new races as we work to support Republicans across the country.’” (Ryan Voyles, “National GOP group to spend $1M to help U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’ re-election bid,” Herald&Review, 9/20/18).

CLF announces ad reservation in NM-02. “The Congressional Leadership Fund, a Super PAC endorsed by U.S. House Republican leadership, announced today it had added the 2nd Congressional District race to a list of races included in a $13 million national TV ad buy for this fall.” (Dan Boyd, “Southern NM congressional race drawing national cash,” Albuquerque Journal, 9/20/18).