Where Is Democratic Super PAC Spending Money? These 24 Districts Get Fall TV Reservations

Raul Ruiz, seen here during his 2012 campaign in California, is among the freshmen Democrats getting a boost from a super PAC. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Majority PAC, a super PAC with the aim of electing House Democrats, announced its first round of television reservations for the fall.  

The reservations, totaling about $6.5 million, are for "the final weeks of the election in 24 districts," a news release stated.  

The super PAC during the 2012 cycle made its first round of reservations in early July in partnership with the Service Employees International Union.  

“By placing these reservations early, we will make our dollars go further and ensure we have the air time to effectively fight back against the flood of Koch brothers’ dollars,” House Majority PAC Executive Director Alixandria Lapp said in a statement.  

The super PAC is on offensive in six Republican-held districts and on defense in 18 Democratic districts. Often, releasing ad reservations to the press is a means to telegraph to allies, like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, how outside groups intend to spend money.  

Below is a breakdown of the buys, categorized by offensive and defensive targets:  

Incumbent Protection Arizona's 1st District (Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick): $420,785 Arizona's 2nd District (Rep. Ron Barber): $138,693 Arizona's 9th District (Rep. Kyrsten Sinema): $420,785 California's 7th District (Rep. Ami Bera): $189,610 California's 36th District (Rep. Raul Ruiz): $112,219 California's 52nd District (Rep. Scott Peters): $512,190 Florida's 18th District (Rep. Patrick Murphy): $561,423 Florida's 26th District (Rep. Joe Garcia) : $175,894 Illinois' 10th District (Rep. Brad Schneider): $229,354 Illinois' 17th District (Rep. Cheri Bustos): $128,898 Massachusetts' 6th District (Rep. John Tierney): $124,020 Minnesota's 8th District (Rep. Rick Nolan): $354,265 New Hampshire's 1st District (Rep. Carol Shea-Porter): $162,253 New Hampshire's 2nd District (Rep. Ann McLane Kuster): $162,253 New York's 1st District (Rep. Timothy H. Bishop): $394,706 New York's 18th District, (Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney): $565,900 New York's 24th District (Rep. Dan Maffei): $166,254 Texas' 23rd (Rep. Pete Gallego): $221,347  

Targeted Republicans Colorado's 6th District (Rep. Mike Coffman): $425,330 Florida's 2nd District (Rep. Steve Southerland II): $232,120 Iowa's 3rd District (open-seat race to replace retiring Rep. Tom Latham): $125,127 Illinois' 13th District (Rep. Rodney Davis): $143,878 Minnesota's 2nd District (Rep. John Kline): $329,371 New York's 11th District (Rep. Michael G. Grimm): $162,759  


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