The National Republican Congressional Committee has pulled another week of scheduled ad time for Republican candidate Erik Paulsen. The NRCC canceled ad time scheduled to run between October 21st through October 27th at KSTP, WCCO and KARE. That means the NRCC will only run time in the week leading up to the election for Paulsen instead of the three weeks initially reserved.
Paulsen is running for the open seat in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District. DFLer Ashwin Madia and I-P candidate David Dillon are the other candidates in the race (which is one of the most competitive in the country). There are several groups running ads in support of Madia (which rip Paulsen). They are the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Patriot Majority and Health Care America.
The NRCC also canceled time reserved for GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann. That time was scheduled to run between October 20th and October 26th. The NRCC still has time reserved for the final week of the campaign. Bachmann herself is running ads. She reserved nearly $750,000 in ads on WCCO, KARE and KSTP.