A major super PAC with ties to House GOP leadership is reserving about $48 million in general election ads as it looks to protect Republicans’ majority during a tough cycle.
The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) announced that $38 million of that investment will be for television ads on both broadcast and cable, while the other $10 million will be used for digital ads. The super PAC will be up with those fall ads in a total of 30 districts.
The initial ad buy is mostly for incumbent protection, with the addition of three open-seat races. One of those open seats is a key pickup opportunity for Republicans following the retirement of Rep. Rick Nolan(D-Minn.), who won reelection in 2016 despite President Trump winning the district by double digits.
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