DCCC enters the race in MN-1

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced today that it will start running ads in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District. The DCCC says this ad will start running tomorrow. It criticizes Republican Randy Demmer for his “support of partially privatizing Social Security.”

The DCCC’s Gabby Adler wouldn’t disclose the size of the buy but said “it’s a significant buy that will saturate the market…”

The DCCC ad comes on the heels of two ads targeting DFL Rep. Tim Walz. The NRCC is spending $100,000 worth of ads criticizing Walz for voting for the stimulus bill.

The American Action Network, run by former GOP Sen. Norm Coleman, is also running an ad criticizing Walz for federal spending.

The Walz campaign called on Coleman to disclose the source of his donors once it became know that the ad would run. Coleman declined saying he’s following the law. He also said Walz and other Democrats didn’t complain when outside groups ran ads supporting them in 2006 and 2008.

A recent poll by Survey USA and KAAL-TV shows Walz leading Demmer by five percentage points. Internal polling must show the race is tight.

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