Latest Round Brings CLF + AAN 2016 Investment to Over $33 Million in 29 Districts, More to Come

WASHINGTON The Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC), the super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership, and its sister organization, the American Action Network (@AAN), today announced plans to spend an additional $10 million in 15 congressional districts. This latest wave of House race spending brings CLF and AAN’s total announced general election spending to date to over $33 million in 29 districts nationwide. Additional spending and districts will be announced in the coming days.

“Our great fundraising allows us to spend more money than ever before to safeguard the strongest center-right majority possible in the House,” said Mike Shields, president of CLF and AAN. “Expanding beyond the top competitive seats on the map, these latest ad reservations are challenging liberal spending in more districts and standing beside more strong conservative Members of Congress.”

CLF’s total 2016 general election spending is now nearly triple the super PAC’s total expenditures of 2014 ($11.6 million) and 2012 ($10.7 million). Already investing in ground game operations, AAN will begin TV advertising for this general election cycle with this wave of spending. CLF and AAN remain the single largest outside conservative spenders on the U.S. House.

New AAN Spending:

• CA-21: $750,000, including TV and digital advertising in the Fresno and Bakersfield media markets beginning October 25

• MI-08: $700,000, including TV and digital advertising in the Detroit and Lansing media markets within the final two weeks of the election

• MI-01: $650,000, including broadcast and cable TV and digital advertising in Traverse City and Marquette media markets the last two weeks of October

• MI-07: $350,000, including TV and digital advertising in the Lansing media market within the final two weeks of the election

• VA-05: $400,000, including TV advertising in the Charlottesville and Roanoke-Lynchburg media markets within the last two weeks of the election cycle

• PA-16: $400,000, including TV advertising in the Harrisburg-Lancaster media market

• IA-01: $250,000, including broadcast and cable TV and digital advertising in the Cedar Rapids media market within the final two weeks of the election

AAN TOTAL: $3,500,000

New CLF Spending:

• CA-10: $2,000,000, including broadcast and cable TV and digital advertising in the Sacramento media market beginning October 19

• CO-03: $1,300,000, including broadcast and cable TV and digital advertising in the Denver media market beginning October 20

• VA-10: an additional $1,200,000 for broadcast and cable TV and digital advertising starting October 25, bringing CLF’s total investment in the race to $2.7 million

• AZ-02: $700,000, including TV and digital advertising in the Tucson media market beginning next week

• NY-21: $500,000, including TV advertising in the Albany and Watertown media markets

• UT-04: $500,000, including TV and digital advertising in the Salt Lake City media market starting October 25

• IA-03: an additional $275,000 for broadcast TV advertising in the Omaha media market, bringing CLF’s total investment in the race to $1.5 million

• PA-08: an additional $150,000 in cable TV advertising, bringing CLF’s total investment in the race to $2.2 million

CLF TOTAL: $6,625,000