February 28, 2018
Trump super PAC to spend $1 million in Pennsylvania special election
The pro-Trump super PAC America First Action is launching a $1 million ad-buy in support of Pennsylvania special election candidate Rick Saccone, according to a person familiar with the group's plans.
The organization will start airing digital ads later this week and TV ads next week. The special election is March 13.
The GOP cavalry has descended on the contest, with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence making trips to the southwestern Pennsylvania district. GOP groups are investing millions to prop up Saccone, a state representative who is facing off against Democratic attorney Conor Lamb.
Trump and Pence are expected to return to the district before the election.
Polls show Saccone with only a narrow lead in the race, and Republicans worry that a loss in the conservative district could portend a Democratic wave in November.