A GOP source said the ad buy totaled just less than $9,000 for all 25 districts. The DCCC refused to disclose the size of the ad buy but in a press release called it "aggressive and grass roots," a signal it is not likely a large amount. The spots begin Monday. The DCCC said it would pair the campaign with phone banks, robocalls and Web ads in the districts.
The spot against Buchanan tells voters a watchdog group called him "one of the most corrupt Members of Congress." Some of the ads are specific to Members' troubles and some use general critiques the DCCC often lobs at the GOP.
"Congressman Jeff Denham is part of the problem in Washington. Protect taxing breaks for billionaires instead of Medicare for seniors and jobs for us. Tell Congressman Denham to fight for California," a narrator says in one spot.
“With one year to go until the election, the House Republicans’ Majority is in peril as it gets freezing cold back at home and Republicans face a chilly response to defending the indefensible," DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.) said in a statement. “House Republicans will be forced to defend protecting Big Oil and the ultra wealthy instead of protecting Medicare and creating jobs and defend their big ethics scandals too."
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.