The main super PAC that backs House Republicans – Congressional Leadership Fund – announced a massive $125 million dollar ad buy this morning for media markets across the country according to Politico.
The buy is aimed at flipping the House back into Republican hands in November and it appears they have reserved $4.4 million in the Denver media market.
Colorado is one of the most competitive states in the country this year, featuring top-level races for Governor, Senate, Congress, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and control of the state legislature.
Politico notes that the $4.4 million media buy includes some flexibility for Congressional leadership fund to spend either in the newly created 8th Congressional District or in the 7th Congressional District where Ed Perlmutter is retiring:
“In other large markets, House Republicans have given themselves flexibility. In Denver, CLF’s $4.4 million reservation could go toward flipping a newly created district or the one vacated by retiring Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter.”
Of course, it’s not really an either/or situation when there’s a massive opportunity to pick up both seats in a wave year and Republicans will likely have a very solid candidate in both races.
Not to mention the fact that Democrats have foregone any type of meaningful primary in both seats and have curiously chosen to go with two far-left candidates – Rep. Yadira Caraveo and Sen. Brittany Pettersen – who voted to decriminalize fentanyl amongst many other radical policies.