WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC), the super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership, released 14 ad campaigns in 14 congressional districts across the country this past week. See highlights of this week’s ad coverage below.

MI-08
House candidate’s ‘party before country’ gaffe appears in ad
Associated Press
David Eggert
10/30/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund, an independent political action committee aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan, is spending $1 million on the 30-second ad that shows her faux pas and accuses her of backing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s agenda.


Watch the ad, “Party First,” here.

IL-13
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
10/29/18

CLF is going up with a new ad in IL-13, targeting Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan over health care and tying her to state Democratic leader Mike Madigan.


Watch the ad, “Really Know,” here.

NE-02
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
10/30/18

The first ad in NE-02 contrasts GOP Rep. Don Bacon and Democrat Kara Eastman. “Don Bacon cut middle-class taxes,” the ad says. “Eastman would vote with [Nancy] Pelosi to eliminate the middle-class tax cut.”


Watch the ad, “Backward,” here.

FL-26
GOP Super PAC Steps in to Help Carlos Curbelo in South Florida
Sunshine State News
Kevin Derby
10/30/28

The new ad contrasts Curbelo’s record on economic issues with that of his Democrat opponent Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. The ad–in both English and Spanish versions–is hitting the Miami airwaves and will be run online as well.


Watch the ad, “Extreme,” here.

WA-08
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
10/30/18

The second ad in WA-08 goes after Democrat Kim Schrier. “Higher income, gas and energy taxes and a new state income tax,” the ad says. “Schrier is taxing.”


Watch the ad, “Solid,” here.

NY-22
Super PAC Ad Ties Tax Cut And Trump To Tenney
New York State Of Politics
Nick Reisman
10/30/18

The ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund touts the tax law of 2017 and slams Brindisi on the issue, while tying Tenney to President Donald Trump, who remains popular in the district with a majority of voters.


Watch the ad, “Ready,” here.

IA-03
Iowa Politics
Des Moines Register
Robin Opsahl
10/30/18

The ad claims Rep. David Young supports lower taxes, whereas Democrat challenger Cindy Axne would support “Nancy Pelosi’s agenda of higher taxes.”


Watch the ad, “Crushing,” here.

OH-01
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
10/31/18

In OH-01 the group compares GOP Rep. Steve Chabot and Democrat Aftab Pureval. “A booming economy, or the radical policies of the liberal mob,” the ad says. “That’s our choice.”


Watch the ad, “Choice,” here.

IA-01
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
10/31/18

A fifth ad targets Democrat Abby Finkenauer in IA-01. “If Abby Finkenauer is elected, our future could take a turn for the worse,” the ad says. “Finkenauer’s Iowa would be a nightmare. Don’t let it become reality.”


Watch the ad, “Nightmare,” here.

VA-05
House GOP-aligned super PAC releases new ad in Virginia’s 5th District race
The Washington Times
David Sherfinski
10/31/18

The 30-second spot, which will run on TV in the Roanoke market and on digital platforms throughout the 5th District, cheers Republican Denver Riggleman for supporting President Trump’s tax cuts, while saying Democrat Leslie Cockburn “would take us backward.”


Watch the ad, “Economy,” here.

KY-06
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
10/31/18

The first [ad] hits Democrat Amy McGrath in KY-06. “Amy McGrath will vote with Pelosi for higher taxes and bigger government,” the ad says. “McGrath is with Hillary and the Washington elites, not Kentucky.”


Watch the ad, “Hurt Kentucky,” here.

TX-23
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
10/31/18

A third ad in TX-23 hitting Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones strikes a similar theme, invoking taxes and Pelosi. “A vote for Liberal Gina Jones is a vote to make Nancy Pelosi speaker — and raise your own taxes,” the ad says.


Watch the ad, “Raise,” here.

NY-24
GOP Super PAC Launches Ad Campaign Targeting Balter In House Race
The Auburn Citizen
Robert Harding
10/31/18

The ad criticizes Balter’s support of Medicare-for-all and her public comments that the single-payer health insurance program would be paid for with a tax increase.


Watch the ad, “Talk About,” here.

ME-02
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
10/31/18

In ME-02, a CLF ad contrasts GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin and Democrat Jared Golden on taxes and health care. “Jared Golden voted repeatedly to raise taxes,” the ad says. “Two candidates. A clear choice for Maine taxpayers. Bruce Poliquin.”


Watch the ad, “Maine’s Economy,” here.

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