HMP Announces 2018 TV Reservations

March 8, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Majority PAC announced that over the next month it will place television reservations for the final weeks of the 2018 election cycle in 33 media markets. The reservations total just over $43 million and allow the organization to lock in lowest rates early in competitive media markets.

Today’s announcement also marks the earliest point in a cycle that HMP has reserved for the final weeks of an election. In 2012, HMP placed its initial reservations in July, in 2014, HMP placed its initial reservations in mid-April, and in 2016, HMP placed its initial reservations on March 30.

“The Republicans are panicking about losing their majority in the House, because they know that across the country Democrats have top-notch candidates running, and there’s a surge in grassroots participation,” said House Majority PAC Executive Director Charlie Kelly. “2018 will bring a barrage of frantic negative attack ads from GOP outside groups, but HMP is ensuring we’re prepared early-on to fight back. Momentum is on our side, and with smart, strategic investments, we will help Democrats win across the country.”

These reservations represent an initial list of markets where House Majority PAC may spend this cycle. Additional reservations and changes may be made as campaigns and races develop. 

The list below of reservations by designated market area is as follows. Reservation amounts include broadcast and cable.

Albany, NY: $210,000

Bangor, ME: $616,000

Cedar Rapids, IA: $540,000

Chicago, IL: $1,042,500

Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX: $2,200,000

Denver, CO: $1,760,000

Des Moines, IA: $600,000

Detroit, MI: $1,129,000

Houston, TX: $1,980,000

Kansas City, MO: $660,000

Lansing, MI: $162,000

Las Vegas, NV: $2,790,000

Lexington, KY: $564,000

Los Angeles, CA: $5,215,000

Manchester, NH/Boston MA: $762,500

Miami, FL: $1,119,500

Minneapolis, MN: $3,520,000

New York City, NY: $1,325,000

Omaha, NE: $896,250

Orlando, FL: $1,930,000

Philadelphia, PA: $2,970,000

Phoenix, AZ: $1,170,000

Portland, ME: $1,008,000

Presque Isle, ME: $70,000

Sacramento, CA: $1,540,000

San Antonio, TX: $850,000

San Diego, CA: $1,242,000

Seattle, WA: $1,694,250

St. Louis, MO: $530,000 

Topeka, KS: $240,000

Tucson, AZ: $480,000

Washington, DC: $1,880,000

West Palm Beach, FL: $420,000