The DCCC canceled their buy for Oct. 16-22 in Iowa's 4th District, where Rep. Steve King (R ) is facing a challenge from Democrat Christie Vilsack. King has led in a number of recent polls, but only within the margin of error in most, indicating this continues to be a competitive race. House Majority PAC, a group working to elect a Democratic majority to the House, is still spending there.
They also continued a series of rollbacks started last week in six races that now seem like foregone conclusions in favor of the Republicans. The group cut buys in Florida's 16th District, Indiana's 2nd District, North Carolina's 8th District, North Dakota's at-large District, Ohio's 10th District and Virginia's 2nd District. Three of those seats -- Reps. Vern Buchanan (Fla.), Scott RigellScott RigellGOP rushes to embrace Trump GOP lawmaker appears in Gary Johnson ad Some in GOP say Trump has gone too far MORE (Va.) and Mike Turner (Oh.) -- are held by Republican incumbents, and two open seats are currently held by lawmakers running for Senate (Reps. Joe DonnellyJoe DonnellyThe Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Senators introduce new Iran sanctions Senate Dems: We won't help pass additional health bills MORE (D-Ill.) and Rick Berg (R-N.D.).
The final seat in which the DCCC is withdrawing funds is held by Rep. Larry Kissel (R-N.C.), a vulnerable incumbent.
And the DCCC is also targeting what they view as vulnerable GOP incumbents with their expanded buys. The group is increasing buys targeting Reps. Mary Bono Mack (Calif.), Sean DuffySean DuffyGOP rep: Dems have done nothing to fix ObamaCare CNN host, GOP rep spar over Trump wiretap talk GOP targets Baldwin over Wisconsin VA scandal MORE (Wis.), Quico Canseco (Texas) and Chris Gibson (N.Y.) by at least six figures in each case. It's also adding funds to its efforts in Illinois' 12th District, and launching a new buy, worth $500,000 over the next two weeks, in Washington's 1st District, which will be vacated by Rep. Jay Inslee (D).