The heavy investment in a ground effort in Georgia announced Thursday by the national party and an affiliated outside group indicates Democrats continue to see the affluent, suburban Atlanta district as the party’s best chance to pick up a House seat this year.
While the race in Montana appears to have tightened and the DCCC has spent there, the Peach State race remains the top opportunity. The DNC transferred money to the state party to hire 10 staffers focused on turning out African-American, Latino, and Asian-American voters that didn’t participate in the jungle primary. And House Majority PAC revealed a $200,000 get-out-the-vote field program that kicks off this weekend.
HMP is also dropping $500,000 on a broadcast TV buy starting the day after Memorial Day, providing additional resources to pad the $1.9 million the DCCC had spent on media buys as of its most recent FEC filing on May 5. (HMP also released a Montana ad Friday.)
Republicans are paying plenty of attention to Georgia as well—the NRCC reported a new $430,000 buy Thursday—but recent independent expenditure reports show the GOP is taking Montana’s at-large district, which President Trump carried by 20 points, seriously.
Along with significant spending by the NRCC, as of their latest filings the Congressional Leadership Fund had spent more than $2 million and the RNC some $450,000 ahead of Thursday’s special election.
— Kyle Trygstad