Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

DCCC Makes TV Reservation Cuts for Week Prior to Election DCCC Makes TV Reservation Cuts for Week Prior to Election

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation


DCCC Makes TV Reservation Cuts for Week Prior to Election

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making another round of alterations to its TV reservations, this time for the final week leading up to Election Day, according to a Democratic source.

The cuts reaffirm previous reservation changes the DCCC has made to its advertising schedule. The committee is dropping its final week of TV reservations for five districts where it considers the Democratic nominee to be in a strong position: Minnesota's 1st District (held by Democratic Rep. Tim Walz), Florida's 26th District (home to scandal-plagued GOP freshman Rep. David Rivera), and three Democratic-leaning open seats: Florida's 9th District, New Mexico's 1st District, and Washington's 1st District. The last two are current Democratic seats, while the Orlando-area Florida 9th is a new seat created by redistricting.

The DCCC also cut final week advertising for six districts and one additional TV market where Democratic fortunes have waned. Rep. Larry Kissell won't get any help in North Carolina's 8th District in Charlotte, while GOP-held FL-16 (Vern Buchanan), North Dakota (open seat), Ohio's 7th (Bob Gibbs) and 10th (Michael Turner) districts, and Virginia's 2nd District (Scott Rigell) won't see DCCC advertising in the final week, either.

Finally, the DCCC made partial cuts for one additional district and two more large media markets. It trimmed but did not eliminate its final week ad buy in Iowa's 4th District (GOP Rep. Steve King) and also cut its buys in Chicago and Boston, though it retains nearly $700,000 in Chicago broadcast time (plus over $135,000 on cable) and over $1.2 million in Boston broadcast time (with over $190,000 on cable) for the final week.

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories


Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter