AR-02: State Rep. Clarke Tucker (D) released an ad featuring his mother, wife, daughter, sister and grandmother. “Clarke has a tremendous amount of respect for women,” his sister says in the 30-second spot. “My mom and I both made sure that he does.” (YouTube) He’s running against Rep. French Hill (R) in a Little Rock-based district
CA-10: The DCCC launched a Spanish-language ad, accusing Rep. Jeff Denham (R) of failing to protect healthcare for Central Valley families. Denham faces investor Josh Harder (D) in a heavily Latino district in the northern Central Valley. (release)
CA-22: Deputy Fresno County District Andrew Janz (D) released a TV and digital ad hitting Rep. Devin Nunes (R) for failing to strengthen the water supply in the Central Valley after 20 years in office and reiterating his own commitment to eschewing corporate PAC money. Janz: “Instead, he pushed for a law that helped a corporate mega-donor use more water than anyone else in California.” (release)
CA-45: The DCCC dropped an attack ad on Rep. Mimi Walters (R), blasting her for voting with President Trump 99 percent of the time. The 30-second spot hits her for voting to slash protections for pre-existing conditions and for taking $350,000 from the pharmaceutical industry. Waters faces former housing bubble whistleblower Katie Porter (D) in an Orange County seat. (release)
CO-06: The League of Conservation Voters released a TV ad hitting Rep. Mike Coffman (R) for taking “over $800,000 from polluters” and voting “to let them spew dangerous toxins into our air and water.” The ad will run in Denver market for two weeks, backed by $663,000 buy. (release) Coffman faces former Army Ranger Jason Crow (D).
The DCCC released two ads in English and Spanish attacking Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R). One accuses him of taking $75,000 from insurance industries before voting to gut coverage for pre-existing conditions. A second features a former supporter who accuses him of voting “with Trump and the Republicans to take away our health care” before stating her allegiance to former state Senate candidate Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D). (release)
IA-01: A House Majority PAC TV ad attacks Rep. Rod Blum (R) for voting to increase increase health care costs and raise premiums for older Iowans. “AARP calls it an age tax,” a narrator says in the 30-second ad. The spot, backed by a $140,000 buy, will run in the Cedar Rapids market. (release)
IA-03: The DCCC blasted Rep. David Young (R) in an ad for siding with insurance industries and voting to cut coverage of pre-existing conditions and impose an “age tax.” Young faces small businesswoman Cindy Axne (D) in the Des Moines-based district. (YouTube)
IL-06: A new ad from the DCCC hit Rep. Peter Roskam (R) as a “rubber stamp” for President Trump who voted to “gut health care” and kick 30,000 people of their insurance. Roskam is running against clean-energy entrepreneur Sean Casten (D). (release)
IL-12: Rep. Mike Bost (R) released his first TV ad of the cycle. The 30-second spot touts his work taking on “foreign governments to combat unfair trade practices that destroy American jobs” and clean up the Veterans Administration. He also highlighted his bipartisan work to make schools safer. (release) Bost faces St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly (D).
IN-02: Healthcare executive Mel Hall (D) released his fourth TV ad reiterating his pledge to avoid any congressional perks or corporate PAC money, if elected. Hall: “I’ll work to cut middle class taxes, fix health care and immigration, and work to get things done. That’s Hoosier hard work. I learned that growing up on the farm.” He faces Rep. Jackie Walorski (R). (release)
KS-02: CLF dropped another attack ad on 2014 gubernatorial nominee Paul Davis (D), accusing him of voting “with Democrats 91% of the time” as a legislator in Topeka and backing “over a billion in higher taxes and fees.” (release) Davis faces Iditarod dog racer Steve Watkins (R).
KY-06: CLF popped two new ads hitting former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath (D). One ad blasts her as a “Pelosi liberal” who will raise taxes and create unsafe borders and features pictures of Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). A second spot features a Vietnam War veteran bashing McGrath for opposing the middle-class tax cut. “We can respect Amy McGrath’s service, but we don’t have to give Pelosi another vote in Washington,” he said in the ad.
ME-02: The Congressional Leadership Fund released an attack ad, hitting assistant state House Majority Leader Jared Golden (D) as a “liberal Augusta politician” who “opposes tax relief that will save Maine families more than $2,000 a year.” (release)
MN-02: 2016 nominee Angie Craig (D) released her second TV ad, which will begin running on cable, broadcast and on digital streaming services on Sept. 10. The 30-second spot touts her support for both affordable college and career and technical training. “College isn’t for everybody. Our son Josh chose a different path and he’s enrolled in an advanced manufacturing program. (release)
MI-08: House Majority PAC released a TV ad contrasting former Defense Department official Elissa Slotkin (D) serving alongside the military in Iraq with Rep. Mike Bishop (R) joining a lobbying firm that same year. The ad is running on cable and broadcast in Lansing market with a $170,000 buy. (release)
NJ-07: Former State Department official Tom Malinowski (D) released his third TV ad on Tuesday, “this time taking aim at the tax cuts congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump passed late last year.” Running in 15- and 30-second spots, the ad features Malinowski accusing the tax bill of trying to pillage Social Security and Medicare to pay for itself. His opponent, Rep. Leonard Lance (R), voted against the law. (New Jersey Globe)
Lance released his own TV ad accusing Malinowski of cheating on his taxes by claiming a homestead tax deduction on his D.C. home despite not being a city resident. However, records show Malinowski is not claiming that exemption, and that he hasn’t benefited from the deduction since he moved back to New Jersey. Lance’s campaign defended the ad, saying voters “deserve to know that Tom Malinowski lived in one place and voted in another.” (New Jersey Globe)
NY-19: CLF dropped a TV ad saying that attorney Antonio Delgado (D) would force the “extreme New York City values” he voiced as a rapper on to the people of Upstate New York. The ad, running on TV in the Albany and New York City markets as well as on digital across the district, claims Delgado supports taxes that would burden the district only to help New York City. (release)
OH-10: Small business owner Theresa Gasper (D) released her first TV ad, which highlights her refusal of corporate PAC money. The ad is running on TV and digital in the Dayton area. Gasper faces Rep. Mike Turner (R). (release)
PA-08: The NRCC cut a TV ad attacking Rep. Matt Cartwright (D) over his “failure to pay taxes on his luxury DC condo” while joining Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in calling for higher taxes. (release) Meanwhile businessman John Chrin (R) put out his own TV ad featuring a conversation with his mother in which he pledges to bring jobs to the district and protect seniors’ Social Security. (YouTube)
PA-16: Marine veteran Ron DiNicola (D) boosts himself as “tough” enough to take on special interests and Washington corruption in his first general-election TV ad, which will run on broadcast in the Erie and Youngstown markets and on cable throughout the district. In the release, DiNicola’s campaign draws parallels between his bid for Congress and that of now-Rep. Conor Lamb (D-18). The Democrat faces Rep. Mike Kelly (R). (release)
PA-17: Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA 18) released his first ad for his run in the new PA-17, highlighting his March special election win and blasting the influence of “outside money” boosting Rothfus. (Twitter)
TX-23: Former Air Force intelligence officer Gina Ortiz Jones (D) launched a TV ad featuring her mother, an immigrant and single mother. Ortiz Jones focused on her mother’s battle with cancer and insurance companies, pledging to deliver on affordable health care. Ortiz Jones faces Rep. Will Hurd (R). (Texas Tribune)
WA-08: CLF released its first TV spot targeting pediatrician Kim Schrier (D) for admitting that she refused to treat poor children on Medicaid in her practice. The ad will run in the Seattle market, as well as on digital platforms throughout the district. Schrier faces state Sen. Dino Rossi (R). (release)
WI-06: Businessman Dan Kohl (D) released three 15-second TV ads, part of a $280,000 buy in the Green Bay, Milwaukee and Madison markets. In one spot, Kohl declares he commitment to eschew corporate PAC donations. In a second, he vowed to fight for term limits and not serve more than eight years. In a third ad, he promised not to vote for Nancy Pelosi because “both parties need new leaders.” (release)
RESERVATIONS. The DCCC reported media buys in three GOP-held districts: $277,000 in WA-08, $111,000 in KS-03, and $111,000 in AZ-02. (FEC)The committee canceled ad reservations for set to from Sept. 18-24 in the district, but it still has reservations from Sept. 25 through the election. Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval (D) faces Rep. Steve Chabot (R). (Medium Buying)
And "National Republicans are sinking $1.8 million into deep red Kansas to defend two GOP-held congressional seats in the state — a sign of how fiercely competitive the battle to control the U.S. House of Representatives has become. The spending in Kansas is comes on top of $62 million in ad reservations across 11 states announced in April by the National Republican Congressional Committee. ...The money is going to reserve air time for political ads that will air from Oct. 9 through Election Day in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District in suburban Kansas City, and 2nd Congressional District, which includes Topeka and Lawrence." (McClatchy)