Television ads

Koch Brothers Invest Heavily in Nevada, Ohio Senate Races
Billionaire investors declined to bankroll Trump campaign

Senate hopeful Rep. Joe Heck stands to benefit from the $1.2 million in Nevada advertising bought by the Freedom Partners Action Fund, a super PAC financed by the Koch brothers. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

A super PAC aligned with the conservative Koch brothers has spent millions on advertising in tight Senate races in Nevada and Ohio, and elsewhere after the billionaire industrialists announced they would not bankroll Donald Trump's presidential campaign.  

The Koch brothers and the conservative donor network they oversee had planned to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to politics and policy in 2015 and 2016, putting them on par with both the Democratic and Republican parties and positioning the group to wield unparalleled influence on conservative campaigns. The group has so far spent $19.3 million in a handful of states, according to NBC news. 

Now a Democrat, Once a Republican?
Primary candidates make hay of donations to opposing parties

Randy Perkins is running in Florida's 18th District Democratic primary, but the businessman has a long history of political contributions to Republicans. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Randy Perkins wasn't even registered as a Democrat until he filed to run for Congress.  

His campaign contributions have favored Republicans over Democrats 2-1.  

House Majority PAC Adds $5M in Fall TV Ad Reservations
HMP has now reserved nearly $19 million for final weeks of campaign

Former Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is seeking a rematch against Rep. Frank C. Guinta in New Hampshire's 1st District where the House Majority PAC has increased its TV ad reservation by $200,000. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

House Majority PAC, the group that helps elect Democrats to the House, announced Tuesday an additional $5.2 million in early TV reservations for the final weeks of the election. The outside group added time for ads in six new media markets and upped its buys in several other markets. The group has now reserved nearly $19 million in 21 media markets. The reservations are an early signal of what races Democrats expect to put in play later this year.  

The new and updated reservations include:  

NRCC Reserves Ad Time for Vulnerable Members
Rising ad rates in key media markets prompted early action

The NRCC bought ad time in the Denver media market, where Rep. Mike Coffman faces a tough re-election race. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Election Day is more than six months away, but the fight for the House is well underway as national Republicans start to reserve ad time to defend some of their most vulnerable districts.  

According to two sources following House races, the National Republican Congressional Committee recently reserved time for television ads from Sept. 30 through Election Day (Nov. 8) in four media markets: Denver, Miami, Des Moines and Las Vegas. The size of the reservation is still unclear.