BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The newly-formed House Majority PAC will jump into the hotly-contested special election in New York's 26th District next week, according to a source familiar with the group's plans.
The Democratic group will begin airing broadcast and cable television ads in the Western New York district attacking Republican Jane Corwin for her support of Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget plan that would revamp Medicare.
The amount of the buy is not yet known, but it's the latest signal that Democrats see a definite chance forKathy Hochul to capture the GOP-leaning seat in the May 24 special election between Hochul, Corwin and independent Jack Davis.
It's one of the first independent expenditures by House Majority PAC, the group that was formed earlier this year by a group of Democratic campaign veterans as a response to free-spending conservative groups, such as American Crossroads, that spent heavily during last year's midterm elections. The group has previously run radio ads against 10 GOP freshmen also hitting them over the Ryan budget and Medicare.
From National Journal on May 13, 2011.