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Super PAC Launches $250K Ad Buy to Boost Dem in Heated Pa. Race

A top Democratic super PAC is launching a $250,000 television ad buy to boost Democratic candidate Conor Lamb ahead of next month’s Pennsylvania special election.

Republicans have far outspent Democrats on the airwaves in the district as they look to support Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone’s bid for the March 13 election. The new ad campaign — which includes about a quarter-million dollars of spending on digital and television — is meant to help close the spending gap between the two candidates amid tightening polls.

The ad buy by Patriot Majority PAC seizes on recent reports that Saccone used an expense account while serving in the legislature, which Democrats have framed as excessive.

“Conor Lamb is a Marine and former prosecutor, with a proven record of putting drug dealers behind bars, who will work to create good paying jobs, make health care more affordable, and protect Medicare and Social Security,” said Craig Varoga, the PAC president and a Pittsburgh native.

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