DCCC preps $200K TV buy in Florida-13 special

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is preparing to engage in the air war in Florida's 13th District special election. 

According to a Democratic official, the DCCC has reserved more than $200,000 in air time from Jan. 21 through 27 in the district to boost their candidate, former state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, over newly minted GOP nominee David Jolly in the competitive March special election to succeed the late Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.). 

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National Republicans made their first independent expenditure into the race earlier this week, but not on television airwaves. Instead, the National Republican Congressional Committee made a $100,000 online ad buy hitting Sink over her use of a taxpayer-funded plane during her time in state government. 

Democrats earlier this week outlined their line of attack against Jolly, a former aide to Young, as an out of touch Washington lobbyist, as well as warning that national GOP groups, including those funded by the Koch brothers, wouldn't hesitate to spend on the race. 

Sink has significantly more in the bank than Jolly, who was bruised after a nasty primary. Privately, Republicans aren't optimistic about their chances in the swing district.