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In MN-02, Jason Lewis casts himself as an independent voice in his first TV ad.

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CO-06: Former Army Ranger Jason Crow’s (D) latest ad slams Rep. Mike Coffman’s (R) “false attacks” on his record and accuses him of voting with President Trump 96 percent of the time. “To say he failed to advocate for veterans is simply false. Crow is not only a combat veteran himself—he was awarded a Bronze Star for heroic service,” a news anchor says in the ad. (release)

FL-25: Former Circuit Court Judge Mary Barzee Flores (D) attacked Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R) over his health care record, including accepting contributions from drug companies, in her first TV ad of the general election. The spot is airing in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale and Ft. Meyers/Naples markets, running in both English and Spanish. (Florida Politics)

KS-02: The Congressional Leadership Fund released a TV ad focusing on 2014 gubernatorial nominee Paul Davis’s (D) votes in Topeka for higher taxes. The spot is running on TV in the Topeka and Kansas City markets, as well as on digital platforms throughout the district. (release)

MN-01: A new NRCC ad hits former Defense Department official Dan Feehan (D) for bragging about “being from Milwaukee” and his donations to Hillary Clinton. (release)

VoteVets is also up with an ad calls 2016 nominee Jim Hagedorn (R) a "'Washington insider’ and hits Hagedorn for his support of Republicans' health care plan. The ad will begin airing today with a $662,000 buy backing it over the next four weeks.” (Politico)

MN-02: Rep. Jason Lewis (R) dropped his TV ad, casting himself as an independent voice for Minnesota. Lewis: “I stood up to the Republicans on spending, warrantless wiretaps, and criminal justice reform.” (release)

The NRCC released a TV ad hitting 2016 nominee Angie Craig (D) over her company which has “a long history of lawsuits and a culture of corruption.” (release)

MN-03: The NRCC dropped a new ad accusing gelato tycoon Dean Phillips (D) for failing to pay property taxes on time and denying his employees healthcare and stashing his fortune in offshore accounts. (release)

MN-08: CLF attacked former Nolan campaign manager Joe Radinovich (D) as a criminal in its latest TV ad, claiming he has faced run-ins with law enforcement for 18 different crimes, a number of traffic violations and license suspensions, and a possession of drug paraphernalia charge. The ad is running on TV in the Minneapolis market and on digital platforms. (release)

Meanwhile, St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber (R) popped an ad highlighting his experiences as a police officer, professional hockey player, and family man, before noting he’s running as an independent voice looking out for Minnesota families. (YouTube)

NJ-03: The NRCC launched a TV ad attacking former State Department official Andy Kim (D) as an “entitled DC liberal” for supporting higher taxes while owing back taxes on his DC property. (release)

NY-22: Rep. Claudia Tenney’s (R) new ad features a constituent touting Tenney’s promise to protect Social Security and Medicare. (release)

A new NRCC spot hits state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D) as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) “right-hand man” and highlights a bid-rigging scheme that crashed an upstate New York nanotech project both men supported. (release)

PA-01: An NRCC TV ad blasts philanthropist Scott Wallace (R) for his donations to a population-control group that wants to tax families of five for “irresponsible breeding.” (release)

PA-10: Pastor George Scott (D) launched his second TV ad Wednesday, highlighting his support for affordable health care and better paying jobs, as well as his support for new leadership in the party. (release)

TX-07: The DCCC went on the air with two new TV ads hitting Rep. John Culberson (R). One accuses Culberson of being in the pocket of big pharma because he received $115,000 from the drug industry. A second spot knocks him for failing to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions. (release)

And an NRCC ad hits trial attorney Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) for defending a company that spilled 140,000 of crude oil along the coast and backing Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare. (release)

TX-23: The NRCC popped a TV ad hitting former Air Force intelligence officer Gina Ortiz Jones (D) as beholden to Nancy Pelosi and Washington special interests. “She’s Washington’s candidate, not ours” a narrator says in the spot. (YouTube)

VA-02: NRCC’s first TV ad of the race hits retired Naval Commander Elaine Luria (D) as a “far left liberal” who opposes tax cuts and wants a government takeover of healthcare. The narrator calls Rep. Scott Taylor (R) “independent” and “middle-of-the-road.”

VA-07: Former CIA operative Abigail Spanberger (D) released a TV ad Tuesday that features a colleague from her time at the CIA highlighting her record “protecting Americans from terrorism,” as well as criticizing Rep. Dave Brat (R) and conservative outside groups for implying Spanberger’s time teaching at a Saudi-funded high school ties her to terrorism. (Washington Post)

The House Majority PAC dropped a TV ad painting Brat as beholden to special interests after taking over $300,000 from insurance and financial groups. It focuses on the impact Brat’s votes on health care have on older Virginians. The spot starts today in the Richmond and Washington, D.C. media markets. (release)

VA-10: State Sen. Jennifer Wexton’s (D) first general-election ad highlights her background as a mom, lawyer, and bipartisan work in the state Senate. Wexton: “In Congress, I’ll stand up to President Trump.” It begins running Wednesday on broadcast, cable and digital. (release)

The NRCC is also on the air to boost Rep. Barbara Comstock (R), dropping a TV ad that slams Wexton for backing the largest tax increase in state history. (release)

And the DCCC’s new TV ad knocks Comstock for voting with Trump “97.8 percent of the time” and backing the GOP tax overhaul that “gives almost all the benefits to the richest one percent.” (release)

WA-03: WSU professor Carolyn Long (D) launched her first TV ad, vowing to protect affordable healthcare, Social Security and Medicare and fight rising prescription drug prices. (release)

WA-08: HMP and WOMEN VOTE! dropped a TV ad highlighting state Sen. Dino Rossi’s (R) record of raising taxes and promoting policies that hurt seniors and children, such as knocking 45,000 children off health insurance in 2004. The ad starts airing Wednesday in the Seattle market. (release)

MI-08: The DCCC slashed its late October reservation in the Lansing market. That ad buy was likely targeting Rep. Mike Bishop (R). (Medium Buying)

WA-08: “Democrats have spent more on” TV in WA-08 “than any other nationwide over the last month, according to a McClatchy analysis. Republicans are just starting to respond. Since the beginning of August, the” DCCC “has poured more than $1.4 million. … The Democrats’ expenditures are more than double what they have spent” in FL-26, “the second-highest recipient of DCCC independent expenditures since early August.” (McClatchy)

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