HOUSE AD ROUNDUP | MI-6 | SC-1 | NV-3 | NH-1 | MN-2 | FL-6 | CA-25 | MN-8 | FL-18 | CA-45 | IA-1 | KY-6 | PA-1 | MI-8 | NC-2 | TX-7 | TX-23 | NY-22 | NY-19 | ME-2 | PA-10 | NM-2 | MN-3 | VA-2 | OH-1 | WA-3 | NC-13 | NY-24 | VA-5

CLF Goes Up in VA-05, NY-24; NRCC Goes on Air in NC-13

WOMEN VOTE! released its first ad in WA-03 against Jaime Herrera Beutler.

Oct. 24, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

Democratic and Republican groups are funneling outside money into new districts, signs of a further expanding map. Here’s the new spending:

The Congressional Leadership Fund is going on the air in VA-05, a GOP-leaning rural district where author Leslie Cockburn (D) faces distillery owner Denver Riggleman (R). “The CLF reservation was confirmed by two people familiar with the purchase and extends through Election Day.” (Washington Post) The 30-second spot links Cockburn to Pelosi and casts Riggleman as a “conservative fighting for the middle-class tax cuts and more jobs.” (release) CLF is also going on the air to boost Rep. John Katko (R) in NY-24 with a $180,000 ad buy. The NRCC and House Majority PAC are already up in the district. (Washington Post) The NRCC is placing its first buy in the Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem market, which covers NC-13, held by freshman Rep. Ted Budd (R). The committee is dropped $616,000 into the race. (Raleigh News & Observer) Meanwhile, WOMEN VOTE!, the independent expenditure arm of EMILY’s List, dropped $398,000 to air a TV ad to boost WSU professor Carolyn Long (D) against Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R) in WA-03. The spot blasts Herrera Beutler for taking $316,000 from insurance industries. (release) HMP is going up in OH-01 with a $253,000 buy. (Advertising Analytics)

The DCCC released three ads bashing Rep. Scott Taylor (R) for his election petition scandal in VA-02 and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) as beholden to special interests in MN-03. A third ad hits state Rep. Yvette Herrell in the open NM-02 for the $500,000 “in taxpayer funded state contracts Herrell landed for her own company.”

The committee is going back into back into PA-10 next Tuesday after going dark for two weeks. And it also dropped back into OH-01 on Wednesday after going dark since Oct. 19. (Medium Buying/Medium Buying)

End Citizens United announced new ad buys in five districts: $215,000 on TV in ME-02, $575,000 on TV in MN-03, $115,000 on radio in NM-02, $412,000 on TV in NY-19, and $90,000 on TV in NY-22. (release)

WOMEN VOTE! also released ads in TX-07, backed by a $798,000, in NC-02, backed by a $446,000, and two new radio ads in MI-08, backed by a $242,000 buy, and VA-02, backed by $44,000 buy. (Hotline reporting)

CLF released ads in six other districts: TX-23 , PA-01, OH-01, KY-06, IA-01, and NM-02. The messaging in most of the ads: Democratic candidates are Nancy Pelosi puppets who will raise taxes on the middle-class. The super PAC released its first ad in MI-06, warning voters ex-YMCA health officer Matt Longjohn (D) "isn’t licensed to practice medicine, but calls himself a doctor." CLF announced earlier in September they would spend in the district. (releases)

OTHER OUTSIDE SPENDING. The League of Conservation Voters dropped $200,000 to run digital ads against Rep. Mimi Walters (R) in CA-45 and $355,000 to run a TV ad against Rep. Mike Bishop (R) in MI-08. (releases)

With Honor, a bipartisan veterans group, released a TV ad attacking former State Department adviser Lauren Baer (D) in FL-18 over comments she made in the aftermath of 9/11. The ad is part of a $1 million buy. (release)

And the NRA Political Victory Fund launched an ad campaign for St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber (R) in the open MN-08. The spot lauds Stauber as the only candidate, who “will oppose the Pelosi/Bloomberg gun control agenda “ (release)


CA-25: An ad from nonprofit executive Katie Hill (D) emphasizes her outsider credentials and refusal to accept corporate PAC donations. (release)

FL-06: Former UN Ambassador Nancy Soderberg’s (D) newest ad features a “lifelong Republican” teacher endorsing her over retired Green Beret Commander Michael Waltz (R) due to Waltz’s health care stances. (YouTube)

MN-02: Rep. Jason Lewis’s (R) newest ad criticizes 2016 nominee Angie Craig (D) for hiding her views on immigration, taxes, and border security from voters. (release)

MN-03: Gelato tycoon Dean Phillips’s (D) new ad uses news clips to rebut attacks from Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) that he doesn’t provide health care coverage to his workers and that a company Phillips served on the board of ignored sexual harassment claims. (re;ease)

NC-13: An ad from Rep. Ted Budd (R) that accuses former immigration attorney Kathy Manning (D) “of profiting off a government project” is unsupported by the facts. “Manning called on Budd to remove the ad because, she says, it’s nearly identical to a video ad by the America First Action Super PAC that was removed from a pair of Triad-area radio stations.” Manning’s husband is a land developer involved in a new Westin Hotel in Greensboro, and the city “agreed to reimburse developers up to $30 million to build a parking deck adjoining the hotel. ...The $30 million isn’t pure profit for developers. It’s to pay developers to build the deck. That includes material, labor and other costs.” Greensboro “would own the deck and spend an estimated $2.6 million a year to maintain it and pay down the debt.” (Raleigh News & Observer)

NH-01: Executive Councilor Chris Pappas’s (D) new ad highlights his efforts to expand health care access. (YouTube)

NV-03: Perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian’s (R) newest ad features the candidate’s mother criticizing 2016 NV-04 candidate Susie Lee (D) for airing deceptive attack ads . (release)

PA-10: In his newest ad, pastor George Scott (D) features a voter with scleroderma criticizing Rep. Scott Perry (R) for voting against protections for those with pre-existing conditions. (release)

SC-01: State Rep. Katie Arrington’s new ad features an endorsement from Sen. Tim Scott (R) highlighting her background. (release)

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