Republican PAC promises to spend $1.8 million on ads in support of Barr

04/18/2018 11:15 AM

A Republican super PAC is announcing a massive campaign ad reservation in an effort to support incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, of Lexington.

Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican group endorsed by House Republican leadership, announced an ad reservation of $1.8 million for broadcast and cable television advertising in the General Election. The Kentucky race is in the top ten races for the GOP super PAC in funding.

Barr’s race and 29 other Republican races will also get $10 million in digital advertising from the CLF.

“CLF’s historic and aggressive fundraising pace has allowed us to place larger advertising buys earlier than ever,” said CLF Executive Director Corry Bliss in a statement. “Today’s announcement demonstrates CLF’s continued commitment to doing things differently. By reserving advertising early, investing unprecedented resources in digital, and running the country’s only House-focused national field program, CLF is prepared to lead the way in defending the House Republican majority.”

The House Majority PAC, a Democratic backed group, made a $564,000 reservation in the district in March.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath, state Sen. Reggie Thomas, Theodore Green, Daniel Kemph, and Geoff Young are all vying for the Democratic nomination on May 22.

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