(JustPatriots.com)- The House Democrats’ super PAC, House Majority PAC, is canceling $435,000 in ad buys, according to Breitbart. The ads were initially for broadcasting for Los Angeles, California, targeting incumbent Republican members of Congress from October 18 through October 24, leaving the reservations in place from October 25 to election day instead.
The cut was reportedly a “tough triage decision” as the PAC was determining where best to allocate its money ahead of the election and which candidates to support.
The cancelation comes amid a trip President Biden is reportedly taking to the state to show his face at some events, including a fundraiser for the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to help the PAC raise money. The DCCC reportedly asked Biden and administration officials to help funnel millions of dollars into the PAC to support Democratic candidates, according to the outlet.
The chairman of the committee also sought to double its initial investment of $7.5 million.
The super PAC could have been targeting any of three Republican incumbents, Rep. Mike Garcia in the Los Angeles area, where Biden won by 13 points, Rep. Young Kim or Rep. Michelle Steel, who both represent Orange County districts Biden reportedly carried in 2020.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) called the cancellation of the ads an “embarrassment” for allegedly giving up on potential seats in areas where Biden did really well because of their inability to convince voters that Democratic candidates will do better.
“Democrats are abandoning seats in California that President Biden won by large margins because Californians have so little faith in Democrats’ ability to bring down the cost of gas and groceries. How embarrassing,” NRCC spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair said.
Democrats reportedly hold a 0.9 lead over Republicans in the generic ballot, which asks voters whether they would prefer a Democrat or Republican representative in Congress. 45.4% of voters prefer a Democrat, whereas 44.5% prefer a Republican, according to FiveThirtyEight.
Republicans are still projected to win the House back, despite the recent polling showing Democrats doing better. The numbers began to drop for Republicans after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Democrats pushed through their largest spending bill yet, the $740 billion so-called Inflation Reduction Act which focuses on green energy, health care benefits, and tax reform.