GOP Investing Heavily in North Carolina

The super PAC backed by House Republican leadership is investing resources in North Carolina’s 9th District ahead of next month’s special election.

Congressional Leadership Fund is launching a field program this week that’s backed by $150,000. That effort, details of which were obtained first by CQ Roll Call, is twofold: It’s designed to persuade swing voters in Mecklenburg County and turn out mid-to-high propensity voters in Union County. CLF will rely on 100 people to knock on more than 75,000 doors.

The super PAC placed its first TV buy in the district on Wednesday, for an ad scheduled to begin Aug. 6 — roughly a month before the Sept. 10 election. The group is expecting to reserve $1.2 million on broadcast and cable.

CLF and other outside groups are hoping to keep this longtime GOP seat in party hands. The National Republican Congressional Committee debuted its first ad in the race on Wednesday.

Read more at Roll Call.