NRCC Reserves Nearly $10 Million in Ad Time in 12 Districts
Updated at 6:14 p.m. to reflect updated information about the targeting of the Des Moines, Iowa buy.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has reserved additional time for fall TV advertising in 12 congressional districts totaling over $9.6 million, according to a source with knowledge of the buys. That boosts the NRCC's fall reservations to over $44.5 million, though the buys are not yet final. Several of the reservations were reported in local media today.
The TV reservations will go toward protecting six Republican-held districts and boosting the GOP in five Democratic-held districts, plus one merged seat where Democratic Rep. Leonard Boswell and Republican Rep. Tom Latham are facing off (Iowa's 3rd District). Republican Reps. Bobby Schilling (Ill.-17), Charlie Bass (N.H.-2), Chris Gibson (N.Y.-19), Ann Marie Buerkle (N.Y.-24) and Quico Canseco (Texas-23) are slated to be backed by the new buy, as will the open Republican seat in Arizona's 1st District. All but King are freshmen.
The Democratic members targeted with the new reservations are Reps. Bruce Braley (Iowa-1), Dave Loebsack (Iowa-2), Mike McIntyre (N.C.-7), Bill Owens (N.Y.-21), and Kathy Hochul (N.Y.-27). The NRCC began airing an ad against McIntyre Friday.
On the Democratic side of things, House Majority PAC reserved time in California and New York totaling $2.2 million. The Democratic-aligned super PAC reserved $1.2 million in the New York City media market to go after New York's 18th District, represented by Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth, and it reserved $1 million in Los Angeles to go after the open, Republican-held California 26th District.
Below the jump, a full list of the new NRCC reservations:
Arizona's 1st District (Republican, open): $901,580 (Phoenix) from Sept. 7 through Oct. 4.
Iowa's 1st District (Democratic, Braley): $356,800 (Cedar Rapids) from Sept. 7 through Sept. 27.
Iowa's 2nd District (Democratic, Loebsack): $719,130 (Davenport) from Sept. 7 through Oct. 18.
Iowa's 3rd District (merged, Boswell/Latham): $391,800 (Des Moines) from Oct. 19 through Nov. 6. (This buy could also go toward Iowa-2 as well.)
Illinois's 17th District (Republican, Schilling): $733,570 (Davenport ($479,275) and Rockford ($254,295)) from Sept. 7 through Oct. 4.
North Carolina's 7th District (Democratic, McIntyre): $830,980 (Raleigh) from August 24- Oct. 4.
New Hampshire's 2nd District (Republican, Bass): $1,140,750 (Manchester) from Sept. 2- Oct. 18.
New York's 19th District (Republican, Gibson): $757,740 (Albany) from Sept. 21 through Nov. 6.
New York's 21st District (Democratic, Owens): $757,485 (Albany) from Sept. 21 through Oct. 6.
New York's 24th District (Republican, Buerkle): $1,035,130 (Syracuse) from Sept. 7 through Nov. 6.
New York's 27th District (Democratic, Hochul): $574,423 (Buffalo) from Sept. 21 through Oct. 6.
Texas's 23rd (Republican, Canseco): $1,130,395 (San Antonio) from Sept. 7 through Oct. 18.