WASHINGTON (AP) — A major union and an outside group committed to electing Democrats to the House have reserved nearly $20 million in television ad time for the fall in districts from Illinois to Florida as the party tries to reclaim the majority.
House Majority PAC, a super political action committee, is investing $16 million, while the 2.1 million-member Service Employees International Union is spending $3.7 million. That's according to an official from the super PAC, who spoke on condition of anonymity to freely describe the spending.
The ad reservation targets at least 47 competitive House races that include vulnerable Republican incumbents as well as Democratic lawmakers facing strong challenges.
Democrats need a net gain of 25 House seats to win back the control they lost two years ago.