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House Democrats Cut Ad Buy in Michigan

Cannon is challenging Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Cannon is challenging Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

National Democrats have canceled $425,000 in television ad reservations for a House race the party hoped to put in play in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, according to multiple sources monitoring the media market.  

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had been targeting Republican Rep. Dan Benishek, who is being challenged by Democrat Jerry Cannon. But the DCCC cut airtime in the 1st District from Oct. 21 through Election Day, following a similar cut made by House Majority PAC in September. This is the latest in a slew of DCCC ad buy shifts on this week.  

The race is currently rated Tilts Republican by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.  


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