12:01 pm Nov. 2, 2012
The Democratic super PAC supporting the party's House candidates upped its spending in Connecticut's Fifth Congressional District on Wednesday, after learning that Michael Bloomberg's new super PAC would be supporting the Republican candidate in the race.
House Majority PAC added $600,000 to its ad buy against State Senator Andrew Roraback, who is running for the seat that's being vacated by Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy.
Bloomberg's PAC, Independence USA, spent just over $1 million on a pro-Roraback ad, which calls him an "independent voice" and a "rare moderate." The spot hits most of the issues Bloomberg cares about, saying Roraback supports women's right, campaign finance reform, gun control and specifically mentions he's a "pro-choice Republican."
The House Majority PAC ad accuses Roraback of raising taxes on the middle class, and voting to raise sales taxes.
The two PACs are also at odds in Illinois, where Bloomberg has spent over $1 million to help Republican Rep. Robert Dold, and House Majority PAC has spent about $800,000 on his Democratic opponent.
But the two are in sync in other races, both spending to help former Rep. Dan Maffei in upstate New York, and Val Demings in Florida.