House Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC, is up with a significant television ad campaign to defend Rep. Nick J. Rahall II in West Virginia.
The positive spot touts his support for the coal industry. House Majority PAC put $150,000 behind the ten-day reservation:
Republicans have flogged Rahall on coal on the 3rd District airwaves since the spring . Media buying sources say that groups hoping to oust Rahall have spent $600,000 this cycle so far — much of which was unloaded in the last month.
The House Majority PAC also ad touts a 2012 endorsement from the “local Chamber of Commerce.”
That’s not the case at the national level. As recently as last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent about $200,000 in online and television advertising on behalf of Rahall’s GOP opponent, state Sen. Evan Jenkins.
The race is rated Democrat Favored by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.
From Roll Call on December 10, 2013.