NRCC Already Spending Heavily In NV-02 Special
The National Republican Congressional Committee's independent expenditure arm is going up on television more than a month before the special election in Nevada's 2nd District.
According to a Democratic operative who tracks ad buys, the NRCC has purchased $225,000 worth of TV ad time in the Reno TV market, with an ad that will begin on Friday and run through August 11.
The large buy indicates that national Republicans believe the race between former Nevada GOP Chairman Mark Amodei and state Treasurer Kate Marshall will be competitive. Marshall outraised Amodei through June and ended the first reporting period with more than double the cash on hand.
Amodei went up on television early, with a controversial first ad that showed Chinese troops marching on the Capitol after the U.S. economy had plummeted after the nation kept raising the debt ceiling. Marshall just went up with her first two ads on Wednesday - one a positive spot, and the other hitting Amodei for voting for tax increases in the state legislature.