NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

DCCC reserves $2.1 million in TV ad buys for NY-13

The DCCC is not playing around and intends to flip this seat and is putting up large amounts of money to do so.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has reserved $2.1 million in television time this fall to run commercials in the 13th Congressional District campaign, a boon to City Councilman Michael McMahon, the Democratic designee in the race.

"This is very welcome news," said McMahon (D-North Shore), who returned last night from a fund-raising trip to Washington, D.C. "This shows that the DCCC believes in this race and understands this is an expensive media market," he added. "It's the kind of commitment what we will work very hard to deserve."

A Washington source said that the DCCC made this kind of commitment in only three races in 2006.

The DCCC is just reserving the ad buys and can back out of them should the Republican Party fail to nominate a candidate or put up anyone who can offer a real competition. This is nearly one third of the total cash on hand that their Republican counterparts the NRCC have. This has to scare any remaining legitimate Republicans thinking about jumping into this race.



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