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July 26, 2014

House GOP Reserves $725,000 in TV Time for Florida Special

Updated 12:02 p.m. | The ad war in Florida’s 13th District special election has officially begun.

The National Republican Congressional Committee has reserved about $725,000 in broadcast and cable advertising from Wednesday until Feb. 10 to support the GOP nominee, lobbyist David Jolly, according to two sources — a Democrat and a Republican — who track media buys. 

This is in addition to a nearly $100,000 digital media buy the NRCC made last week.

But the Democratic nominee, Alex Sink, is far from underfunded when it comes to ad spending. As of last week, her own campaign had placed a little more than $300,000 in ad reservations. Additionally, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reserved about $200,000 in television ads last week.

The general election will take place on March 11 in the race to replace the late Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young, who died in October.

The race is rated Tossup by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

The news of the six-figure buy was first reported by the St. Petersblog.

Updated 12:02 p.m. | The NRCC released a new ad that is part of the buy on Wednesday morning:

  • semby

    The Dems were crowing about saving $200K for the election; but it seems the Republicans have more.

  • radsenior

    Attack, attack, attack! Those most jealous and scared react precisely as expected! TEA-Republicans are Cold-hearted, venomous obstructionist steeped in divisive antics and tactics to hurt those who wish to protect the middle class, those at the edge of society and education for Texas’ next generation. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER TO VOTE AND OR DO NOT VOTE, OR ARE DENIED YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE, IT IS JUST LIKE VOTING FOR THE OPPOSITION! ELECTIONS DO HAVE CONSEQUENCES – LOCALLY – AT THE STATE LEVEL – AND NATIONALLY!

    • Layla

      Who is doing the attacking here? You, I’d say….goodness, such hate.

      • radsenior

        Hate?
        Here’s hate…
        TEA-Republicans hate the poor so much they keep cutting the budget against the poorest of Americans.
        John Boehner and company have cut food stamps repeatedly over the years.
        Dec 2010 – Congress enacts four different continuing resolutions to keep the government running until March 4.
        appropriations cut the Congressional Budget Office’s discretionary spending from 2013 through 2022 by more than $400 billion.
        Mar 2011 – Congress passes a short-term resolution extending operations to March 18. Spending is cut by $4 billion.(Food Stamps)
        Mar 2011 – Congress approves yet another continuing resolution extending federal operations through April 8. Spending is cut by $6 billion.(Food Stamps)
        Apr 2011 – Boehner announced that he has agreed to support a seventh short-term extension.
        Aug 2011 – Congress passes the Budget Control Act, The measure cuts $2.4 trillion over 10 years.(Food Stamps)
        Oct 2011 – Congress enacted $2.4 trillion in deficit reduction fiscal year 2011 — 72 percent Budget savings through spending cuts.(Food Stamps)
        Mar 2013 – sequester begins to take effect, while Republican congressional leadership stated that deficit reduction must come solely from cuts.(Food Stamps)
        Mar 2013 – Congress approved an appropriations bill to fund the government further reduced by $85 billion in cuts from the sequester.(Food Stamps)
        Then the most recent one where House Republicans voted to knock off something like $40 billion from the program over the next few years?
        And they just did it again!
        Now you know who really cares about Americans…
        Time to move them out of office. 2014 will be the start, but do not forget 2016 and 2018.
        IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER TO VOTE AND DO NOT VOTE, OR ARE DENIED YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE, IT IS JUST LIKE VOTING FOR THE OPPOSITION!
        ELECTIONS DO HAVE CONSEQUENCES – LOCALLY – AT THE STATE LEVEL – AND NATIONALLY!

  • On Guard!

    Since each of us has unique intellect, talents, and experience, the only way to make us all equal is to treat each of us unequally.

  • Haley Schmitterbach

    Standing against the injustice of plunder in no way implies that one regards advancement of the less fortunate as an unworthy cause.

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