Where the DCCC is spending: Rescuing Rodriguez

The DCCC has really kicked its spending up a notch, burning through $5 million over the last three days. In addition to keeping up the fight in a number of districts where they seem (or seemed) likely to lose, the DCCC is retreating to the next tier of districts — those considered less vulnerable — and hammering Republican candidates with negative ads. They have become involved in PA-12, where they are defending Mark Critz, D, the victor of a special election this spring. They are now defending Rep. Bill Owens in NY-23, Scott Murphy in NY-20, and Ciro Rodriguez in TX-23.

Weeks after announcing they were pulling out of AZ-1, they are back, pouring in tons of cash against Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s opponent. Kirkpatrick is being hit by a devastating NRCC ad that shows footage of her turning her back on constituents and leaving her own town hall meeting.

  • AL-2 (Bright): $21,000 for a media buy against Martha Roby, R.
  • AR-1 (open, Berry): $225,000 for a media buy and $14,000 for mailers against Rick Crawford, R.
  • AZ-1 (Kirkpatrick): $256,000 for a media buy against Paul Gosar, R.
  • AZ-5 (Mitchell): $18,000 for a media buy against Dave Schweikert, R.
  • CA-11 (McNerney): $16,000 for mailers against David Harmer, R.
  • FL-25 (open, Diaz-Balart): $19,000 for mailers against David Rivera, R.
  • GA-2 (S. Bishop): $14,000 for mailers against Michael Keown, R.
  • HI-1: $17,000 for mailers against Charles Djou, R.
  • IA-3 (Boswell): $109,000 for a media buy against Brad Zaun, R.
  • IL-14 (Foster): $19,000 for mailers against Randy Hultgren, R.
  • IL-17 (Hare): $135,000 for a media buy against Bob Schilling, R.
  • IN-2 (Donnelly): $15,000 for mailers against Jackie Walorski, R.
  • IN-9 (Hill): $49,000 for a media buy and $24,000 for mailers against Todd Young, R.
  • MD-1 (Kratovil): $395,000 for a media buy against Andy Harris, R.
  • MI-1 (open, Stupak): $195,000 for a media buy against Dan Benishek, R.
  • MI-7 (Schauer): $220,000 for media buys and $9,000 for mailers against Tim Walberg, R.
  • MO-4 (Skelton): $82,000 for a media buy and $12,000 for mailers against Vicky Jo Hartzler, R.
  • MS-1 (Childers): $186,000 for a media buy against Alan Nunnelee, R.
  • NC-8 (Kissell): $235,000 for a media buy against Harold Johnson, R.
  • NH-2 (open, Hodes): $68,000 for “web media” and $21,000 for a media buy against Charlie Bass, R.
  • NM-2 (Teague): $234,000 for a media buy against Steve Pearce, R.
  • NV-3 (Titus): $30,000 for web media and $59,000 for a media buy against Joe Heck, R.
  • NY-20 (Murphy): $108,000 for a media buy against Chris Gibson, R.
  • NY-23 (Owens) $100,000 for a media buy against Matt Doheny, R.
  • NY-24 (Arcuri): $252,000 for a media buy against Richard Hanna, R.
  • OH-13: $62,000 for a media buy against Tom Ganley, R.
  • OH-15: $15,000 for a media buy against Steve Stivers, R.
  • OH-16 (Boccieri): $327,000 for ads against Jim Renacci, R.
  • OH-18 (Space): $239,000 for ads against Robert Gibbs, R.
  • OR-5 (Schrader): $30,000 for web media and $142,000 for a media buy against Scott Bruun, R.
  • PA-11 (Kanjorski): $119,000 for a media buy against Lou Barletta, R.
  • PA-12 (Critz): $122,000 for a media buy against Tim Burns, R.
  • PA-3 (Dahlkemper): $96,000 for a media buy and $19,000 for mailers against George “Mike” Kelly, R.
  • SC-5 (Spratt) $207,000 for a media buy against Mick Mulvaney, R.
  • TX-23 (Rodriguez): $231,000 for a media buy against Francisco “Quico” Canseco, R.
  • VA-11 (Connolly) $30,000 for “web media” and $13,000 for mailers against Keith Fimian, R.
  • VA-2 (Nye): $148,000 for a media buy against Scott Rigell, R.
  • VA-5 (Perriello): $111,000 for a media buy against Robert Hurt, R.
  • WA-3 (open, Baird): $26,000 for “web media,” $28,000 for mailers and $220,000 for a media buy against Jaime Herrera, R.
  • WI-7 (open, Obey): $74,000 for a media buy and $14,000 for mailers against Sean Duffy, R.
  • WI-8 (Kagen): $52,000 for media buys against Reid Ribble, R.
  • WV-1 (open, Mollohan): $202,000 for a media buy and $20,000 for mailers against David McKinley, R.

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