House GOP Super PAC Investing Record Sums in 15 Districts

Congressional Leadership Fund to spend more than it did in 2012 and 2014

Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock, seen here with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, is getting help from the Congressional Leadership Fund. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC backed by House Republican leadership, is pouring another $10.7 million into House races as the GOP seeks to defend their hold on the lower chamber and flip several Democratic-held seats. 

The additional spending brings the fund's general election expenditures this cycle to $20.7 million in 15 House districts, nearly twice what it spent in 2014 and 2012. The super PAC spent $11.6 million in 2014 and $10.7 million in 2012. 

“CLF is spending more than it ever has in a general election — and we plan to spend more," the group's president Mike Shields said in a statement Tuesday. 

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The new spending targets at least 11 districts:

Las Vegas: $2 million in TV and digital spending that may benefit Nevada's 3rd and/or 4th districts. CLF is reserving time in the media market and will decide about which districts later.

Minneapolis-St. Paul: $1.8 million in TV and digital advertising that CLF will designate for specific districts at a later date. Competitive races in this area include Minnesota's 2nd, 3rd and 8th districts. 

Virginia's 10th District: $1.5 million on TV and digital.

New York's 19th District: An additional $1.3 million beginning Sept. 13 includes New York City TV, mail and digital advertising, and get-out-the-vote efforts. CLF's total spending for this district will then add up to $1.6 million. 

Pennsylvania's 8th District: CLF is pouring an additional $900,000 into this district beginning Oct. 25, bringing total spending on TV and digital advertising here to $2.1 million. 

Texas' 23rd District: A $900,000 infusion beginning Oct. 11 ups CLF's TV and digital spending here to $1.7 million. 

Florida's 18th District: An additional $700,000 brings total spending on TV and digital here to $2 million, beginning Oct. 4.

Iowa's 3rd District: A $700,000 addition brings total spending on TV and digital to $1.2 million.

New York's 1st District: CLF is spending $600,000 more here on TV and digital advertising and GOTV efforts, beginning Oct. 11. Total spending will reach $900,000.

Nebraska's 2nd District: TV and digital advertising in this Democratic-held district will increase by $200,000 beginning Oct. 18 for a total of $950,000.

California's 7th District: An additional $100,000 for broadcast and cable TV and digital advertising, as well as GOTV efforts, beginning Oct. 11. Total spending in this Democratic-held district will then reach $1.5 million. 

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