The Congressional Leadership Fund has already knocked on 1 million doors and made 1 million phone calls ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a group aligned with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), announced on Wednesday that it had put staff in 6 more Congressional districts represented by vulnerable Republican lawmakers, bringing the group’s total to 17.
According to The Hill:
“The new offices are in the districts represented by Reps. Mike Bost (Ill.), Kevin Yoder (Kan.), Ryan Costello (Penn.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Penn.), Tom MacArthur (N.J.) and Leonard Lance (N.J.).”
The 2018 midterm elections are 426 days away, but CFL already has staff in 10 states, made more than 1 million phone calls, and knocked on 1.5 million doors, according to a video CFL also released on Wednesday to accompany its announcement of hiring additional staff.
“We want to have one of the most aggressive field programs across the whole country,” CLF’s deputy national field director said. “We’re going into these competitive districts, we’re making phone calls, we’re door-knocking.”
CLF’s heavy investment on field operations, along with efforts from other Republican outside groups, helped Republican Karen Handel defeat Democrat Jon Ossoff, who spent nearly $30 million in his effort to get elected earlier this year.
“Our data-driven field program is expanding, but more importantly, our staff and interns are building relationships and having ongoing conversations with voters across key congressional districts fourteen months before the midterm elections,” CLF’s executive director Corry Bliss said in a statement. “We know starting early in the field and making real, long-term investments will make a difference.”
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