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.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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