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Monday, October 30, 2006

Monday Independent Expenditure Round-Up

Posted by James L.

Lots of goodies to be found in Monday night's independent expenditure filings. Here are some highlights:

• The NRCC is playing it safe: they're going up on the air to defend Rick Renzi (AZ-01), Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Mark Souder (IN-03), Ron Lewis (KY-02), and Gil Gutknecht (MN-01). The defense of Souder is especially surprising, given the rock-ribbed Republican nature of the district, but an internal poll that they also paid for today might explain why. In total, they've spent nearly $125k defending Souder, with that figure increasing dramatically soon once the ad time is booked in the next day or so. When the NRCC has to put up precious dollars defending their hold on James Dobson's home turf, you know that we've done a good job expanding the playing field.

• Aside from their top-tier targets, the DCCC is stepping up to the plate with advertisements in NH-02 both in support of Paul Hodes and against Charile Bass, and in NY-25 with ads supporting Democratic challenger Dan Maffei. More ads are on the way against incumbents Cathy McMorris in WA-05 and Lewis in KY-02.

• MoveOn.org is launching a sneak attack on the suddenly vulnerable Republican Rep. Melissa Hart (PA-04) with a $240,000 ad buy and another $167,000 on attack ads and mailings against Thelma Drake (VA-02).

(Edit--I originally titled this diary "Tuesday Independent Expenditure Round-Up". I guess it's one of those weeks where I'm wishing we could just get on with it!)

Posted at 11:42 PM in 2006 Elections - House, 2006 Elections - Senate | Technorati

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Correction of above: CO-5 Jay FAWCETT is the Democrat. I presume the above meant to identify GOP nominee Doug LAMBORN not Jay FAWCETT as the target of the NRCC spending?

Had not yet heard about MoveOn making a move. Melissa HART & Thelma DRAKE seem like fine choices to me. Hit em everywhere and keep em off balance.

Posted by: walja [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 31, 2006 01:15 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Oops, yeah, thanks for catching that. I meant to say Lamborn, though they are attacking Fawcett. That kind of night...

Posted by: James L. [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 31, 2006 01:39 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment