October 15, 2018
Trump PAC Spends More Defending Texas House Seat Than Any Race This Cycle
The top super PAC aligned with President Donald Trump is releasing another ad Tuesday in Texas’ 32nd District, where longtime GOP Rep. Pete Sessions is facing arguably his toughest test for re-election yet against Democrat Colin Allred.
America First Action, the super PAC promoting candidates who support the president’s agenda, has sunk $2.6 million into defending Sessions’ seat. That’s the most the PAC has spent on any race this cycle.
That investment includes airtime for the ad that will hit Dallas-area airwaves Tuesday and will run through the rest of October.
The PAC has invested nearly $20 million overall in 11 House races where Republican candidates are mostly on defense, and four Senate races — Missouri, Indiana, Montana, and North Dakota — where Republicans are on offense.
The ad hits Allred for supporting a health care plan that would create a public option for non-senior citizens similar to Medicare.
Republicans appear concerned that Sessions’ seat will flip if the travels of the president’s inner circle are any indicator.
Vice President Mike Pence stumped for Sessions in the district last week.
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest and most politically active son, is making a trip down to the Dallas suburbs to host an Oct. 18 fundraiser for Sessions with tickets ranging from $2,700 to $10,000, CNBC reported.
America First Action had already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for airtime for a previous attack ad against Allred in the district.