RACE FOR THE HOUSE

End Citizens United Launches $100K Digital Campaign Touting HR1

The DCCC also launched an online campaign in more than 40 districts.

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Ally Mutnick
March 11, 2019, 10:56 a.m.

End Citizens United, a campaign-finance reform group, launched a $100,000 digital ad campaign thanking House Democratic freshman for supporting H.R.1, a sweeping anti-corruption and ethics passage.

The campaign will include YouTube ads in 12 districts where current members ran 2018 campaigns on promises to reform the campaign finance, reduce the role of special interests and increase transparency in elections.

"Max Rose was a leader to get this anti-corruption bill passed," a narrator says in the 15-second spot running in NY-11. "He was elected to clean up Washington and is already keeping his promise."

The ads will run in the following districts: Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Max Rose (NY-11), Katie Porter (CA-45), Jason Crow (CO-06), Jared Golden (ME-02), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Dean Phillips (MN-03), Chris Pappas (NH-01), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Kim Schrier (WA-08). (Hotline reporting)

The DCCC launched a targeted digital ad campaign on Instagram and Facebook touting vulnerable Democrats’ work to pass HR1.

The targeted districts: Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Josh Harder (CA-10), TJ Cox (CA-21), Katie Hill (CA-25), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Katie Porter (CA-45), Harley Rouda (CA-48), Mike Levin (CA-49), Jason Crow (CO-06), Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), Lucy McBath (GA-06), Abby Finkenauer (IA-01), Cindy Axne (IA-03), Sean Casten (IL-06), Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Sharice Davids (KS-03), Jared Golden (ME-02), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Haley Stevens (MI-11), Angie Craig (MN-02), Chris Pappas (NH-01), Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02), Susie Lee (NV-03), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Max Rose (NY-11), Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), Kendra Horn (OK-05), Susan Wild (PA-07), Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Conor Lamb (PA-17), Joe Cunningham (SC-01), Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Colin Allred (TX-32), Ben McAdams (UT-04), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) and Kim Schrier (WA-08). (release)

A NEW CLUB. "In modern Republican politics, you either adapt or you die. Once a thorn in the side of GOP leadership and a pariah of the Republican establishment for challenging moderate Republican incumbents, the Club for Growth is adapting: 'There’s a new Club for Growth,' says David McIntosh, the group’s fourth president. ... The irony, of course, is that the same Club for Growth that opposed Donald Trump in 2016 is now imposing a purity litmus test against Republican politicians who weren’t sufficiently loyal to Trump in 2016." (Daily Beast)

RECRUITMENT. 2018 WI-01 nominee Randy Bryce (D) "announced the founding of a political action committee Saturday dedicated to recruiting and supporting working-class congressional candidates. ... With the creation of Iron PAC, as Bryce is calling the new fundraising group, he hopes to leverage his email list of some 450,000 donors to assist other Democratic congressional candidates who lack the benefit of personal wealth or a network of well-heeled friends." (Huffington Post)

"The Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC is hiring its first-ever political director, part of a larger effort by the PAC to turn more attention to recruiting new candidates. David Keith — whose last role was as campaign manager for" Bryce "— will take on the new role. ... The CPC-PAC is the campaign arm of the 98-member Congressional Progressive Caucus, which grew by nearly two dozen after the 2018 midterm elections. It helps progressive candidates with resources and funding — but unlike new progressive groups that popped up after the rise of President Donald Trump, it does not weigh in on challenges to incumbents, even those on the more moderate wing of the party." (Politico)

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