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Democratic Super PAC Unleashes New TV Ads

By Abby Livingston

House Majority PAC, a super PAC dedicated to electing Democrats to the House, released new TV ads Monday in six districts across the country.

All of the spots are part of previously announced airtime reservations and all but one are in districts Democrats are defending.

Arizona’s 1st District

This ad targets state Speaker Andy Tobin using b-roll of video posted on the Tobin campaign Youtube channel. He is challenging Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick. It will air on Phoenix broadcast and has $422,888 behind the ad this week. The race is rated a Tossup by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

Arizona’s 2nd District:

This ad is airing on Tucson broadcast and has $138,692 behind it this week. It targets retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Ron Barber. The race is rated aTossup by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

California’s 7th District: 

Former Rep. Doug Ose, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, is the target of this spot, which is airing on Sacramento broadcast and has $377,071 behind it for the week. The race is rated Tilts Democratic by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

Colorado’s 6th District:

Rep. Mike Coffman is the only GOP incumbent among this round of targets. He’s being challenged by former state Speaker Andrew Romanoff. The race is rated Tilts Republican by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

Florida’s 26th District: 

The ad here targets Republican Carlos Curbelo, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia. It is a a predictable ad, because it includes recent comments Curbelo made comparing Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. The soundbite contributed to Garcia not making the October edition of Roll Call’s 10 Most Vulnerable House Incumbents List.

The ad will air on Miami broadcast and has over $500,000 behind it for the week. The race is rated Tilts Democratic by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

Minnesota’s 7th District: 

This ad targets Republican Torrey Westrom, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Collin C. Peterson. It’s airing on Minneapolis broadcast and has $319,688 behind it for the week. The race is rated Leans Democratic by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

From Roll Call on October 6, 2014.


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