Advocacy Group Targets 29 Republicans Ahead of Health Care Vote
American Action Network is making a final six-figure push in support of AHCA

American Action Network’s latest digital campaign targets Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who has come out against leadership’s health care plan. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

An advocacy group with close ties to House leadership is launching a final push to pressure 29 Republicans to support the GOP health care plan ahead of an expected vote later this week.

Some of those lawmakers have indicated they won’s support the bill.

Democrat Brad Ashford Falls in Nebraska’s 2nd District
Seat was seen as rare pickup opportunity for Republicans this cycle

Don Bacon is the projected winner for the House seat representing the Omaha area. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Nebraska Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford has lost his re-election bid.

He was one of just three Democratic incumbents that Republicans were believed to have a chance of knocking off this year, and The Associated Press projected Wednesday morning that Republican challenger Don Bacon has done just that, picking up the Cornhusker State’s 2nd District seat in the House.

GOP Poll Gives Challenger Late Edge in Rare GOP Pickup Opportunity
Republican Don Bacon narrowly leads Nebraska Democrat Brad Ashford

Republican polling gives Nebraska's Don Bacon a late advantage in his challenge to Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford in the state's 2nd District. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Republican polling shows the party's chances improving in Nebraska's 2nd District, one of the GOP's three top opportunities to knock off a Democratic incumbent this year.

Retired Brig. Gen. Don Bacon led incumbent Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford 48 to 44 percent among registered voters in a North Star Opinion Research poll, shared first with Roll Call. The poll was conducted Oct. 22-24 for the Congressional Leadership Fund, the super PAC tied to House GOP leadership. The fund has invested $950,000 on TV and digital in the Omaha-based district. 

Internal Poll: Nebraska's Brad Ashford Leads in GOP District
Nebraska's 2nd District is one of few GOP pick-up opportunities

Nebraska Rep. Brad Ashford should benefit from the attention Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is paying to the state's 2nd District. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford is vulnerable this year because he's defending a Republican-leaning seat. But a new internal poll released Wednesday showed the Nebraska incumbent holding off his Republican challenger by 10 points.

The poll, conducted Sept. 14-18 by the Global Strategy Group, put Ashford at 50 percent and his GOP opponent, retired Brig. Gen. Don Bacon, at 40 percent, with 10 percent of likely voters undecided. The margin of error was 4.9 percentage points. 

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. 

Chamber of Commerce Endorses Nebraska Democrat
Pro-business group rarely backs Democrats for federal office

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Nebraska Rep. Brad Ashford "has put politics aside in order to deliver results." (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

In a rare move, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce backed a Democrat for Congress on Monday.  

Nebraska Rep. Brad Ashford, one of this year's most vulnerable incumbents , earned the pro-business group's endorsement at an event in the state's 2nd District.   

House Majority PAC Adds TV Reservations for Iowa and Michigan
Democratic PAC has reserved $19.6 million across 23 media markets

House Majority PAC is reserving time in Iowa's 3rd District, where Jim Mowrer, above, is taking on GOP Rep. David Young. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Majority PAC, a super PAC that helps elect Democrats to the House, placed additional TV reservations Monday that bring its total early ad buys to more than $19.6 million across 23 media markets for the final weeks of the 2016 campaign.   

The new reservations include $214,000 in Marquette, Michigan, and $378,000 in Traverse City, Michigan.