|By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press|
The early spending is only expected to escalate as voters start paying closer attention to elections. Democrats face a steep climb in their bid to oust House Republicans from their majority. Despite long odds, donors have helped Democrats outraise the
Democrats' campaign arm has asked television stations to set aside
The tone of the first committee ads, of course, was decidedly negative.
As black-and-white video of Grimm plays, audio from news reports about his criminal troubles play in the background. "The Republican has been indicted by the feds,"
Grimm is accused of evading taxes and hiding more than
National Republicans have largely conceded the seat to Democrats.
By contrast, the NRCC called Democrats' ad against its nominee in south-central
"MacArthur ran an insurance company accused of cheating hurricane and wildfire victims," the narrator said. "In
The accusations about hurricane insurance are particular tough along the
Republicans have booked almost
Republicans are expected to hold onto their House majority after November's elections in large part to congressional redistricting that left few districts competitive. Republicans hold 234 seats and Democrats have 199. There are two vacancies.
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