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Democratic Super PAC to Defend Joe Garcia

House Majority PAC, a Democratic-aligned super PAC, is making an approximately $90,000 ad buy in Miami next week to defend Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla.  

The group’s move to buy a week of airtime is intended to match conservative outside group Americans for Prosperity’s media campaign against Garcia. The conservative super PAC announced last week  a $400,000 media campaign in three Florida House districts, including Garcia’s 26th.  

The new ad that will air was not immediately available. House Majority PAC’s buy will begin on Wednesday and run for a week. “The Koch Brothers have funded attacks against Joe Garcia, meant to distort the truth in an effort to promote their reckless, anti-middle agenda, and House Majority PAC is making sure those charges don’t go unanswered,” House Majority PAC spokesman Andy Stone said in a statement to CQ Roll Call.  

AFP launched ads in support of Republican Rep. Steve Southerland II and against Democratic Reps. Alan Grayson and Garcia.  

Miami Dade School Board Member Carlos Curbelo is Garcia’s most organized Republican challenger. He had $554,000 in cash on hand at the end of the year, while Garcia ended December with $1.3 million in the bank.  

The 26th district is one of the most competitive in the country. It’s rated Tossup/Tilts-Democratic by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

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