Super PAC Backing Paul Ryan Drops $10M To Save The House From A Potential Democratic Takeover

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Vandana Rambaran Political Reporter
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The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a super PAC that backs House Speaker Paul Ryan, will roll out $10 million worth of ads before Labor Day, attacking Democrats in the tightest races for the House.

The pre-Labor Day barrage of explosive ads that will target 14 races across the country is unprecedented, as most PACs and organizations usually waits until after the holidays when Americans are more engaged in the midterm elections to come in November.

“In this environment, we must win August to win November,” said Corry Bliss, executive director for the Super PAC to CNN, alluding to the tight race for House where Democrats only need to secure 23 seats to win the majority and dethrone Republicans. “By going on offense, we are forcing Democrats to spend money earlier than planned.”

CLF will attempt to undermine candidates who support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and are likely to vote for her as House speaker if Democrats win. Pelosi has recently been under fire from her party, who is calling for a change in leadership after November’s election. (RELATED: Pelosi Rakes In Over $90 Million For House Democratic Candidates As She Struggles To Regain Her Party’s Support Ahead Of The Midterms)

“A vote for Paul Davis is a vote for Nancy Pelosi,” $825,000 worth of ads proclaimed in Kansas, forcing the Democratic candidate to definitively deny his support for Pelosi in an ad of his own.

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