House Democrats Spending Money on Ads to Protect Seat in Nevada
National Democrats are purchasing ad time in an attempt to protect the suddenly vulnerable Nevada first term congressman, as a number of races in the House become more competitive just days shy of the November 4 midterm elections.
The Democratic Congressional Committee will work together with Representative Steve Hosford’s reelection campaign to have commercials aired in the market of Las Vegas through November 4, which is Election Day, said on Democratic official.
The official did not say how much the ad buy was for.
The move has come in response to the Crossroad GPS buy of $820,000 for ads that are targeting Horsford.
Democrats are also unnerved by a lower than expected early voting in the district, which has been one that leans Democratic.
Horsford said earlier this past week that he is confident and has faith that voters will not be misled by the Crossroad’s GPS shadowy campaign.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is set to headline a vote now and vote early rally for candidates from the Democratic Party, including Horsford in Las Vegas on Tuesday, said party officials earlier this week.
The low approval ratings of President Obama and a sour mood by the public have been drags on the Democrats, who are shifting money to save a number of incumbent democrats who have been vulnerable.
With fewer than two weeks until the elections, both parties and outside groups have been spending money on the races that were previously considered uncompetitive.
The Democrats in West Virginia are spending nearly $600,000 to win a seat that Shelley Moore Capito, an incumbent Republican is holding. Capito is running for the Senate.
Republicans are spending on an opening they sense in Iowa on the two seats already held by Democrats.
Horsford in Nevada was once considered the overwhelming favorite as he took in five times more in campaign funds than Cresent Hardy his opponents for the Republicans.
Hardy, who has been an assemblyman for two terms in Nevada, has had to answer to his comment that concurred with Mitt Romney’s 47% remark.