The other targets include approximately $2 million combined against North Carolina Democratic Reps. Larry Kissell and Mike McIntyre; $1 million to help Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) against Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio); $950,000 against Rep. Jim MathesonJim MathesonNew president, new Congress, new opportunity First black GOP woman in Congress wins reelection Lobbying world MORE (D-Utah); $2.4 million combined to help Reps. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.), Sean DuffySean DuffyWis. Dem demands apology for Republican's 'communist' jab Overnight Finance: Trump expected to pick Steven Mnuchin for Treasury | Budget chair up for grabs | Trump team gets deal on Carrier jobs Dem senator: I’ll ‘beat the hell out of you’ for burning flag MORE (R-Wis.) and Reid RibbleReid RibbleWith Trump, conservatives hope for ally in 'War on Christmas' GOP rushes to embrace Trump House stays Republican as GOP limits losses MORE (R-Wis.); $720,000 to help Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.); $640,000 for two downstate Illinois open seats; $300,000 to protect Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio); and $440,000 to attack Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.).
Chandler is the only surprise on the list, as all the other races are agreed upon by both sides as highly competitive.
The list does not include any reservations in Chicago — an expensive media market — where Reps. Robert Dold (R-Ill.), Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) and Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) are all facing uphill battles to hold onto their seats and where the DCCC has plunked down $3.1 million, or in Philadelphia, another highly expensive market that covers a number of potentially competitive races. The DCCC has also not made a Philadelphia reservation. The NRCC's list also does not include any reservations in Florida, which will feature a number of competitive races in the fall.
The ad buy was first reported by Roll Call.