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CLF Reserves $48 Million in Fall Ads for Top-Tier Races

Congressional Leadership Fund is putting $38 million in fall reservations for broadcast and cable TV in 30 districts, while another $10 million will go to digital ads.

By NTK Staff | 04.17.2018 @2:00pm
CLF Reserves $48 Million in Fall Ads for Top-Tier Races

After a massive first quarter of fundraising, Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) announced Tuesday it will reserve $48 million in fall advertising for 30 top-tier congressional districts.

About $38 million of that will go to broadcast and cable TV ad reservations, while another $10 million will be used for digital ads.

The Hill has more on CLF’s strategy behind the ad buy:

The initial ad buy is mostly for incumbent protection, with the addition of three open-seat races. One of those open seats is a key pick-up opportunity for Republicans following the retirement of Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.), who won reelection in 2016 despite President Trump winning by double digits.

The ads will run in some of the cycle’s top House races as Democrats look to flip 24 seats to take back the lower chamber.

In all likelihood, CLF will announce subsequent waves of ad reservations as the November midterms draw closer. The group recently announced a record-breaking $15 million raised in the first quarter of 2018.

The Democrat counterpart to CLF, House Majority PAC, announced last month that it would reserve a similar $43 million in fall TV ads.

Per The Hill, here is the full list of advertising allocations:

GOP Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-10): $2.35 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. David Valdao (CA-21): digital ads only

GOP Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25): $2.1 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45): $2.3 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-06): $2.3 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Brian Mast (FL-18): digital ads only

GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26): $1.67 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-06): digital ads only

GOP Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12): $2 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Rod Blum (IA-01): digital ads only

Open seat (KS-02): $1.25 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder (KS-03): $1.7 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Andy Barr (KY-06): $1.8 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin (ME-02): $1.2 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Mike Bishop (MI-08): $2.2 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN-03): $2.3 million on TV, also on digital

Open seat (MN-08): $2.6 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02): $1.6 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Tom MacArthur (NJ-03): $1.4 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07): digital ads only

GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney (NY-22): $900,000 on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. John Katko (NY-24): digital ads only

GOP Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13): digital ads only

GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01): $1.4 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Keith Rothfus (PA-17): digital ads only

GOP Rep. John Culberson (TX-07): $2.45 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23): $2.1 million on TV, also on digital

GOP Rep. Scott Taylor (VA-02): digital ads only

GOP Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05): digital ads only

Open seat (WA-08): $2.1 million on TV, also on digital

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