CPAC Host Makes Massive Ad Buy In 28 Key Congressional Races

Posted: Oct 24, 2018 6:50 PM

The American Conservative Union (ACU), the hosts behind the Conservative Political Action Conference – better known as CPAC – just made a six-figure ad buy in 28 Congressional races throughout the nation. The total amount the group is spending between now and Election Day remains influx. Their strategy, like most politically influential groups, is to make multiple ad buys over the course of the next two weeks.

Their goal, however, is simple: energize conservatives, get them to turn out and tighten up races that are otherwise considered considered a close call. They're focusing their efforts on conservative voters who participate in presidential elections but may not necessarily vote during midterms.

"We looked at competitive races where we think our network of grassroots activists can really move the needle," ACU Communications Director Ian Walter told Townhall.

The ad is now targeting conservatives in the following Congressional Districts:

AR-02 - Rep. French Hill (R), Clarke Tucker (D), Joe Swafford (Libertarian)
CA-04 - Rep. Tom McClintock (R), Jessica Morse (D)
CA-25 - Rep. Steven King (R), Katie Hill (D)
CA-36 - Rep. Raul Ruiz (D), Kimberlin Brown Pelzer (R)
FL-19 - Rep. Francis Rooney (R), David Holden (D)
FL-27 - Maria Elvira Salazar (R), Donna Shalala (D), Mayra Joli (I)
IA-01- Rep. Rod Blum (R), Abby Finkenauer (D), Troy Hageman (L)
IA-03 - Rep. David Young (R), Cindy Axne (D), Paul Knupp (G), Bryan Holder (L), Joe Grandanette (I), Mark Elworth Jr. (LMNP)
IL-06 - Rep. Peter Roskam (R), Sean Casten (D)
IL-14 - Rep. Randy Hultgren (R), Lauren Underwood (D)
KS-02 - Steve Wilkins (R), Paul Davis (D)
KS-03 - Rep. Kevin Yoder (R), Sharice Davids (D)
KS-06 - Rep. Sam Graves (R), Henry Martin (D)
KY-06 - Rep. Andy Barr (R), Amy McGrath (D), Frank Harris (L)
MO-02 - Rep. Ann Wagner (R), Cort VanOstran (D)
NC-02 - Rep. George Holding (R), Linda Coleman (D), Jeff Matemu (L)
NC-08 - Rep. Richard Hudson (R), Frank McNeil (D)
NC-13 - Rep. Tedd Budd (R), Kathy Manning (D)
PA-04 - Dan David (R), Madeline Dean (D)
TX-07 - Rep. John Culberson (R), Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D)
TX-21- Chip Roy (R), Joseph Kopser (D), Lee Santos (L)
TX-32 - Rep. Pete Sessions (R), Colin Allred (D), Melina Baker (L)
UT-04 - Rep Mia Love (R), Ben McAdams (D)
VA-02 - Rep. Scott Taylor (R), Elaine Luria (D)
VA-07 Rep. Dave Brat (R), Abigail Spanberger (D), Joe Walton (L)
WA-03 - Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R), Carolyn Long (D)
WA-05 - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R), Lisa Brown (D)
WA-08 - Dino Rossi (R), Kim Schrier (D)
WV-03 - Carol Miller (R), Richard Ojeda (D)