GOP House super PAC buys $11 million in advertising for final two weeks of campaign
The biggest, best, most important campaign advertisement is for House race in Texas, which goes up on Tuesday.
House Majority PAC spends nearly $11 million on television buys and ads on Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Twitter for the next two weeks of this campaign, according to the latest campaign finance report filed Sunday morning.
The House Majority PAC spends more to defend incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael T. McCaul (R-Austin) than it does to help Democrat challenger Paul Sadler, who leads McCaul, 60 percent to 34 percent, according to the latest poll conducted June 9-10 by Rasmussen Reports.
Sadler leads McCaul by less than 1 percentage point in the new poll of 1,000 likely voters by 50 percent to 48 percent, but the latest spending by House Majority is a sign he’s running the best race of his legislative career and has a shot at being the first elected Democrat to win back his old seat.
In the next two weeks, House Majority PAC will continue to air a series of three television commercials aimed at Texas voters who remain undecided on which candidate or candidates they will support in the race. The spots, which are expected to begin airing on Sunday, are the latest in a barrage of ads that House Majority PAC is running in this election cycle.
The spending by House Majority PAC is one of the biggest, best ad buys of this election cycle, covering $11 million worth of television ads, according to the filing filed by the House Majority PAC with the Federal Election Commission. That’s almost twice the amount House Majority spent during the last three election cycles: $6.5 million in 2012, $5.8 million in 2010 and just $2.2 million in 2006.
The House Majority PAC is the first campaign committee, outside of a political action committee, to file this year’s campaign finance report. The campaign committee reported zero total donations during the last three election