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The DCCC’s Ad Offensive Shrinks Again

Hmmm.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s television ad reservation adjustments have hit northeastern Pennsylvania, where Reps. Christopher Carney (D) and Paul Kanjorski (D) will see a little less air cover from the national party in the final weeks of the campaign than originally expected.

The DCCC has withdrawn half a week’s worth of their original five-week reservation in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre media market that covers most of Carney’s 10th district and Kanjorski’s 11th district. It’s unclear if the draw down was meant for just one or both races.

Democratic officials insist the reservation adjustment in Pennsylvania was done from a position of strength.

Brian Faughnan wonders if this is a side effect of Toomey leading, and perhaps running away with, the Pennsylvania Senate race. (Republican Tom Corbett is running away with the governor’s race.) If that’s the case, one has to wonder whether the scheduled DCCC ad buys in Pittsburgh, Erie, Wilkes-Barre and Johnstown, Pennsylvania will stick around. 

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