New Ads, New Attacks As New York Special Election Looms
The New York District 26th district special election is less than two weeks away, and the outside groups are coming in to add their own firepower to each candidate.
Well, at least they are to the two main party candidates.
The National Republican Congressional Committee announced a $265,000 ad buy on behalf of Republican candidate Jane Corwin, who was previously expected to easily win this conservative district. The NRCC ad buy pales in comparison to the amount of personal money Corwin continues to pour into the campaign — now at nearly $2 million.
Tea Party candidate Jack Davis, who is being viewed as a spoiler by many in the race, has also provided about $2 million of his own money to finance his campaign.
Davis, who appears to be drawing primarily from voters that would typically support Corwin, is being attacked by Republicans who state he is actually a Democrat. The Daily Caller has reported that a firm Davis works with usually caters to Democratic campaigns, and the Tea Party Express is showing up to support Corwin, trying to woo other Tea Partiers away from Davis.
Meanwhile, The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is also putting an ad buy into the race, attacking both Corwin and Davis on their support for cutting benefits for seniors.
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