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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

NRCC Launch Of $22 Million TV Ad Blitz Against Democrats

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is coming out swinging as The Politico reports of the NRCC plan to launch a $22 million TV ad blitz aimed at "a handful of powerful, long-serving incumbents and several dozen of the most junior members of the Democratic majority."

They are not just going after the most vulnerable seats.

POLITICO has learned that the Republican campaign arm will invest in 40 districts around the nation in its first wave of television commercial reservations — a target list that ranges from powerful veterans such as Budget Committee Chairman Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.) and Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas), an Appropriations Committee cardinal, to endangered freshmen legislators including Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), Rep. Betsy Markey (D-Colo.), and Rep. Harry Teague (D-N.M.).

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has more money on hand for advertising, but they also have more seats to defend (255 to 178 with two open)and putting them on the defensive rather than offensive, especially when the GOP is holding an unprecedented generic congressional ballot lead, according to both Gallup and Rasmussen with likely voters (Rasmussen) and registered voters (Gallup) alike.

Here is the full list of districts the NRCC plans to air ads in: Alabama’s 2nd District, Arkansas’s 1st District, California’s 11th District, Colorado’s 4th District, Florida’s 2nd District, Florida’s 8th District, Florida’s 24th District, Georgia’s 8th District, Illinois’s 10th District, Illinois’s 11th District, Indiana’s 2nd District, Indiana’s 8th District, Indiana’s 9th District, Kansas’s 3rd District, Kentucky’s 6th District, Maryland’s 1st District, Michigan’s 1st District, Michigan’s 7th District, Mississippi’s 1st District, New Hampshire’s 1st District, Nevada’s 3rd District, New Mexico’s 2nd District, New York’s 20th District, New York’s 24th District, North Dakota At-Large, Ohio’s 1st District, Ohio’s 15th District, Ohio’s 16th District, Pennsylvania’s 3rd District, Pennsylvania’s 7th District, Pennsylvania’s 11th District, South Carolina’s 5th District, South Dakota At-Large, Tennessee’s 8th District, Texas’s 17th District, Texas’s 23rd District, Virginia’s 2nd District, Virginia’s 5th District, West Virginia’s 1st District and Wisconsin’s 7th District.

Linking Democrats to Obama's agenda is easy by producing the voting record for each Democrats that pushed recent unpopular legislation and basically jammed through any and all Obama policies even against the majority of American's wishes and that should resound loudly in the voting booths come November.

Money isn't as big of an issue as it could be though because with a little help from their friends, the RNCC will not be the only ones launching ads and doing the legwork.

Liberals, in the meantime, are so busy launching attacks against Sarah Palin who is not up for any seats in any elections...yet... they certainly aren't helping vulnerable Democratic incumbents.