A national political action committee that supports Democratic congressional candidates announced Thursday it is reserving $285,000 of broadcast airtime in an effort to unseat Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) in November.
The new 36th Congressional District seat Bono Mack is seeking re-election to was redrawn to central and eastern Riverside County. Bono Mack, in the latest federal election fundraising report, has nearly $850,000 in funds available in her campaign warchest.
The House Majority PAC, which formed in April 2011, says it is spending $2.5 million in six markets to target Republican office-holders. The list includes $1.2 million of San Diego broadcast airtime in an effort to unseat Republican Rep. Brian Bilbray.
The advertising buys are in addition to $20 million announced last month in 38 other markets, in conjunction with the Service Employees International Union.
“House Majority PAC continues to expand its fall paid media campaign to educate voters nationwide about House Republicans’ and GOP candidates’ extreme agenda and misguided priorities,” said Alixandria Lapp, executive director of the super PAC.
“Whether it’s supporting plans to end Medicare as we know it, protect tax loopholes for companies that ship American jobs overseas or cut millionaires’ taxes even more, these Republicans are out of touch and House Majority PAC will hold them accountable.”
—City News Service contributed to this report.