One of the main Democratic super-PACs engaging in House races raised $7.5 million in 2013.
That’s more than double the sum House Majority PAC raised in the off-year of the last election cycle, according to spokesman Andy Stone.
Stone said the group is planning to do battle with the Koch brothers and defend Democrats against GOP attacks, as well as go on offense against vulnerable Republicans.
“House Majority PAC is committed to combatting the efforts of the Koch Brothers and their right-wing allies, who are already stepping up to spend unprecedented sums in House races to promote their reckless agenda,” Stone said.
“Fortunately, as they witness a House GOP seemingly allergic to creating jobs or getting anything done, Democrats are both responding in a big way and recognize the continuing need to be aggressive," he added.
One group affiliated with the Kochs, Americans for Prosperity, has already spent $16 million on attacks against Democratic lawmakers, and House Majority PAC is working to counter some of that offense. The Democratic group just announced plans to launch advertising in Arizona, where Democratic Reps. Ron BarberRonald (Ron) Sylvester BarberKavanaugh nomination a make or break moment to repeal Citizens United Latina Leaders to Watch 2018 Principles and actions mean more than Jeff Flake’s words MORE and Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickDemocrats brace for flood of retirements after Virginia rout Two House Democrats to retire ahead of challenging midterms Two senior House Democrats to retire MORE have come under fire from Americans for Prosperity.
House Majority PAC has also run advertising defending vulnerable Democratic Rep. Nick RahallNick Joe RahallA billion plan to clean the nation's water is murky on facts On The Trail: The political losers of 2020 We shouldn't allow politics to impede disaster relief MORE (W.Va.) and attacking Republican Reps. Steve Southerland (Fla.), Rodney Davis (Ill.), Mike Coffman (Colo.), Joe Heck (Nev.) and John Kline (Minn.).