Super PAC linked to Senate leader reserves air time for fall

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Posted: Jun 28, 2016 1:24 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A super political action committee tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced its first round of fall TV media ad reservations — including a small buy in Missouri where the GOP incumbent is considered safe.

Republicans are defending a slim Senate majority and shoring up vulnerable incumbents around the country.

The Senate Leadership Fund buys total nearly $40 million. They include $15.8 million in New Hampshire, in partnership with a super PAC there; $8 million in Ohio; $6 million in Nevada; $6 million in Pennsylvania and $2.5 million in Missouri where Sen. Roy Blunt is facing a young but aggressive Democrat.

All are states where vulnerable GOP incumbents are defending their seats, except Nevada, where Republicans are contesting the vacant seat created by Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement.