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GOP Super PAC Plans Day of Voter Outreach

Congressional Leadership Fund is aiming to reach 500,000 voters

Interns work the phones at the Congressional Leadership Fund office in Rep. Steve Knight’s district in Lancaster, Calif., in May. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Interns work the phones at the Congressional Leadership Fund office in Rep. Steve Knight’s district in Lancaster, Calif., in May. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The super PAC aligned with House Republican leadership is launching another day of outreach Saturday, aiming to contact 500,000 voters in 40 competitive House districts. 

Congressional Leadership Fund set up field offices in districts across the country, starting in February 2017, and has been aggressively airing television ads starting in earnest in early August. 

“With less than 40 days until Election Day, CLF is hosting its fourth Super Saturday, contacting 500,000 targeted voters in key congressional districts to inform them how their member of Congress is working for them,” CLF executive director Corry Bliss said in a statement provided first to Roll Call.

The group believes their field operation could help Republicans hold on to the House, since volunteers have been contacting Republican and swing voters and stressing local issues. This Saturday’s push to contact voters will be the group’s fourth “Super Saturday.”

More than 5,500 volunteers will participate in Saturday’s action, according to CLF. The field offices are staffed mainly by interns in high school and college, and are overseen by a full-time CLF staffer. 

Democrats have also touted their own field program, and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján said recently that their field effort can help counter outside GOP money. The DCCC sent field organizers into a number of competitive districts in early 2017 to establish early connections with grass-roots organizations. 

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