NY-23

Democrats Expanding Battlefield Into Trump Country
DCCC adds 20 more GOP seats to its target list

The DCCC is targeting California Rep. Devin Nunes in 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Monday added 20 seats to its target list for 2018. The House Democrats’ campaign arm is now going after 79 Republican-held seats in the midterms.

President Donald Trump won these newly targeted seats by anywhere from 6 to 49 points. The first round of 59 targets, announced in January, included the 23 GOP-held seats that Hillary Clinton carried last fall. But it also included plenty of red districts, including at least eight districts that Trump carried by 15 points or more.

Democrats Reserve Airtime to Expand House Map
House Majority PAC adds reservations in six new districts

The House Majority PAC is targeting Utah Rep. Mia Love's district with an ad reservation for the fall. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The House Majority PAC reserved broadcast and cable airtime in seven new media markets Monday, covering six congressional districts that are either Tossups or Republican-leaning seats the party hopes to put in play this fall.   

The PAC's reservations for the fall now exceed $24 million across 30 media markets.   

Conservative Clean Energy Group Backs New York Republicans
ClearPath Action Fund will spend six figures on digital ads for each lawmaker

ClearPath Action Fund endorsed Rep. Elise Stefanik Thursday and plans to roll out six-figures worth of digital ads in her district. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

ClearPath Action Fund, a super PAC that backs conservatives who support clean energy, announced its endorsement of two upstate New York Republicans on Thursday.   

Four-term Rep. Tom Reed, who represents the 23rd District, and freshman Rep. Elise Stefanik, who represents the 21st District, will each benefit from a six-figure digital media campaign the group will roll out soon.