WASHINGTON-- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is booking $3.1 million airtime for Chicago television spots aimed at defeating Republican Illinois House members Joe Walsh, Bob Dold and Judy Biggert.
The DCCC will determine at a later date who the ads will take aim at--are be for. Walsh in running in the 8th Congressional District against Democrat Tammy Duckworth; Dold in the tenth against Brad Schneider and Biggert in the 11th against former Rep. Bill Foster.
I'm told, "this cycle, the DCCC is doing "combos" -- one big buy that will be broken up race-by-race when the IE ships ads in the fall. This allows the DCCC to shield its strategy until an ad runs."
The Illinois seats are considered crucial in determining whether the GOP or Democrats control the House.