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.
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.