House Majority PAC Enters Minnesota’s 2nd District
Posted at 2:46 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2012
Rep. John Kline is being targeted by a Democratic super PAC. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s operation isn’t the only campaign sensing a last-minute opportunity in Minnesota.
House Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC, started airing spots in the Gopher State’s 2nd district this week to boost former state Rep. Mike Obermueller’s (D) bid to unseat Rep. John Kline (R).
It’s a district both party committees bypassed in their fall ad buys, spending big in the highly competitive 8th district instead. Roll Call rates the 2nd district as a Likely Republican seat.
HMP’s $65,000 buy in the Twin Cities market will air this spot on stem cell research:
The super PAC is also expanding existing buys for similar stem cell spots in other races: $150,000 in Minnesota’s 8th district, $150,000 in Colorado’s 6th district and $200,000 in California’s 7th district.