House GOP reserves $30M in TV time

The National Republican Congressional Committee has reserved $30 million worth of fall TV time across 26 districts, tipping its hand about where it thinks the most competitive battles will be this November.

The NRCC's reservations include 17 Democratic-held seats and nine where Republicans are defending incumbents or open seats, a sign they expect to play offense this fall. The money matches, with $18.7 million for offense and $11.5 million for defense.

The biggest investment is $3.3 million for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.). The NRCC also plunked down $2.8 million for Rep. Frank Wolf's (R-Va.) seat in Washington, D.C.'s expensive media market., matching the $2.8 million the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has already placed.

The NRCC's $30 million buy is less than the $44 million the DCCC has plunked down, a reflection of the DCCC's fundraising edge this year.

The committee is spending big to defend Reps. David Valadao (R-Calif.), Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Steve Southerland (R-Fla.), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), and open seats in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as Virginia.

Here's the full list of the NRCC's reservations. To see the DCCC's earlier list, click here.

On Offense: 17 seats/$18.7 Million

AZ-01: $1,950,000 (Phoenix broadcast)

AZ-02: $1,000,000 (Tucson broadcast)

CA-07: $960,000 (Sacramento broadcast)

CA-36: $490,000 (Palm Springs broadcast)

CA-52: $1,700,000 (San Diego broadcast)

FL-26: $1,400,000 (Miami broadcast and cable)

GA-12: $800,000 (Augusta and Savannah broadcast)

IL-10: $800,000 (Chicago broadcast and cable)

IL-12/IL-13: $1,440,000 (St. Louis broadcast) *split buy for total

MN-07/MN-08: $3,200,000 (Minneapolis broadcast)

NH-01/NH-02/MA-06: $2,200,000 (Boston and Manchester/broadcast and cable)

NY-01:  $1,100,000 (New York cable)

NY-21:  $780,000 (Albany and Watertown broadcast)

WV-03:  $1,600,000 (Bluefield-Beckley and Charleston-Huntington broadcast)


Incumbents/Open GOP held: 9 seats/$11.5 Million

CA-21: $1,025,000 (Bakersfield and Fresno/broadcast and cable)

CO-06: $3,300,000 (Denver broadcast)

FL-02: $900,000 (Tallahassee and Panama City broadcast)

IL-12/IL-13: $1,440,000 (St. Louis broadcast) *split buy for total

NY-19:  $1,040,000 (Albany broadcast and cable)

PA-06/NJ-03/PA-08:  $1,800,000 (Philadelphia broadcast)

VA-10:  $2,800,000 (Washington, D.C., broadcast and cable)

This post was updated at 2:30 p.m.

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