Hochul has been closing the gap against Corwin by hitting the Republican for her support for Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget proposal that includes an overhaul of Medicare. But both women are also contending with independent Jack Davis, and the deep-pocketed former Democratic nominee, who's now running as a Tea Party candidate, has been spending heavily and hitting both as too close to Washington.
The DCCC has directed $47,000 in coordinated funds to Hochul and $50,000 worth of fundraising on her behalf as she faces two self-funding candidates, but they have yet to purchase independent expenditures on her behalf.
American Crossroads announced today they have reserved $650,000 of television time in the district to begin Wednesday, and hinted their ad being released tonight will attack both Hochul and Davis. The National Republican Congressional Committee has also not spent on Corwin's behalf, although House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions have all campaigned for her in the district.