“The Republican National Committee (RNC) is investing $250 million in an extensive field strategy aimed at retaining the GOP House majority in the upcoming midterm elections, The Associated Press reported Monday.
“Our No. 1 priority is keeping the House. We have to win the House,” Juston Johnson, the committee’s political director, told the AP. “That is the approach we took to put the budget together.”
“The plan is particularly directed at House seats in Florida, New York and California, the AP said.”
“A group working to help Republicans keep control of the U.S. House said Tuesday it plans to place orders for $48 million in television and online advertising for the weeks before November’s election and will focus its efforts on 20 to 30 districts.
“The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super political action committee endorsed by House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders, said the planned spending is the “first of several rounds of advertising reservations for fall 2018.”
“The super-PAC has already been one of the top television advertisers in this year’s midterm campaign. It ended the first quarter with about $25 million in the bank, meaning it will still need to do considerable fundraising to meet its spending plans.”
Because everyone knows that the Scissorheads are the smartest spitballers on the ‘net, we don’t need to remind everyone that it is illegal for PACs to coordinate with party committees, like the RNC. But you know, if they publish/leak their plans and the other side happens to read about it, oh, like in the WaPo, then it is kosher amiright?
Toll Call, er, Roll Call, by the way, listed which candidates specifically will benefit from the largesse, so you know, everyone can coordinate the money:
“The television ad reservations are as follows:
- CA-10 (Rep. Jeff Denham): $2.35 million
- CA-25 (Rep. Steve Knight): $2.1 million
- CA-45 (Rep. Mimi Walters): $2.3 million
- CO-06 (Rep. Mike Coffman): $2.3 million
- FL-26 (Rep. Carlos Curbelo): $1.67 million
- IL-12 (Rep. Mike Bost): $2 million
- KS-02 (Open), $1.25 million
- KS-03 (Rep. Kevin Yoder): $1.7 million
- KY-06 (Rep. Andy Barr): $1.8 million
- ME-02 (Rep. Bruce Poliquin): $1.2 million
- MI-08 (Rep. Mike Bishop): $2.2 million
- MN-03 (Rep. Erik Paulsen): $2.3 million
- MN-08 (Open): $2.6 million
- NE-02 (Rep. Don Bacon): $1.6 million
- NJ-03 (Rep. Tom MacArthur):$1.4 million
- NY-22 (Rep. Claudia Tenney): $900,000
- PA-01 (Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick): $1.4 million
- TX-07 (Rep. John Culberson): $2.45 million
- TX-23 (Rep. Will Hurd): $2.1 million
- WA-08 (Open): $2.1 million”
Well-played, ZEGS. Well-played.