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House Democrats’ super PAC adds $11M in fall ad buys

August 31, 2020

House Democrats’ main super PAC is booking an additional $11 million fall TV ad reservations across 17 markets, zeroing in on several new offensive targets in the Midwest.

The new spending, which includes broadcast and cable, brings House Majority PAC’s total investment to $86million and further underscores the party’s plans to grow its majority, even while defending dozens of Democratic incumbents.

Among the new reservations: $1 million in the Cincinnati market where Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) faces a well-funded challenge from Democrat Kate Schroder; $1.3 million in St. Louis, a buy that could target Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) as well as Rodney Davis (R-Ill.); and $1 million in the Indianapolis market, which covers an open seat vacated by retiring Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.).

All four seats are emerging as top pickup opportunities for Democrats, who hope President Donald Trump’s sliding poll numbers open up fresh suburban territory.

“We will expand and protect the Democratic majority,” said HMP executive director Abby Curran Horrell, “by making sure voters know which candidates will support a national strategy to address Covid, fight for access to affordable health care and reduce the cost of prescription drugs, and which candidates will prioritize Donald Trump over everything else.”

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