In the other toss-up battle, both parties spent slightly less this week, and the DCCC has still spent more attacking challenger Andy Tobin in his bid to unseat Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD1).
The DCCC ("Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee") produced two new ads (below), at a total cost of $52,878. It also purchased $390,626.87 in airtime this week, bringing its total anti-Tobin total to $1,273,009.
Attacking the incumbent, the NRCC ("National Republican Congressional Committee") bought $262,313.23 worth of spots to continue airing its 2nd baggage claim. The NRCC's total anti-Kirkpatrick spend is now $1,202,643.
The graph (right) shows that the NRCC started spending money on this race right after the primary, while the DCCC waited until it was certain who the GOP nominee would be. Since then, the DCCC has consistently spent more each week.
In CD2, the NRCC produced a new anti-Barber ad ($21,250) (below) and purchased $186,778.45 of airtime. That brought its CD2 total to $784,339. The DCCC spent $6,108 on production and $54,586.98 on its ad buy for the week, bringing its total to $537,550.
Americans for Responsible Solutions, House Majority PAC). Or, none of the above. Maybe next week will help clarify.
Remember the budgets announced earlier by the DCCC and the NRCC for these key races.
CD1: DCCC, $2.2M; NRCC, $1.95M
CD2: DCCC, $700K, NRCC, $1.0M
We welcome your comments about this post. Or, if you have something unrelated on your mind, please e-mail to info-at-arizonaspolitics-dot-com or call 602-799-7025. Thanks.