This Fall’s House Ad Wars Have Officially Started (Video)

Posted August 12, 2014 at 12:01pm
This Falls House Ad Wars Have Officially Started (Video)
Grimm is one of the NRCC's first targets with an independent expenditure. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The flood gates opened Tuesday when the House campaign committees began the barrage of fall television advertisements.

Exactly a year ago, CQ Roll Call
predicted the House’s fall campaign ad wars would begin as early as mid-August, creeping back a few weeks from the traditional start around Labor Day. Now the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and several top tier House candidates rolled out their first television spots of the cycle.

To be sure, some House candidates and outside groups have already been airing general election spots. But these new television ads mark the committee’s first major independent expenditures of the season — and the start of the campaign airwaves war that will only intensify through November.


New York’s 11th District
Incumbent: GOP Rep. Michael G. Grimm

The DCCC’s attack ad is a complete visual and audio montage of negative reports about Grimm’s ongoing legal troubles. The Democratic challenger is former New York City Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. CQ Roll Call previously reported the DCCC will spend $950,000 on New York City cable from Aug. 12 to Oct. 13.