The National Republican Congressional Committe (NRCC) has canceled nearly $320,000 in planned ad buys in favor of Rep. Joe Knollenberg's (R) reelection efforts in Michigan's 9th congressional district.
According to numbers obtained by The Hill, the NRCC has canceled its buys in the next two weeks, while preserving an expenditure in the last week of the campaign.
The NRCC canceled one buy from October 14-20 for $150,000, and another October 21-27 for almost $170,000. The preserved expenditure, to run from October 28-November 4, amounts to almost $314,000–just slightly less than the sum the NRCC had planned to spend in the race in the preceding weeks.
The NRCC has been strapped for cash during this election cycle, with financial constraints forcing it to only begin spending on behalf of its candidates as of late. Lackluster fundraising and an embezzlement scandal from the organization's treasurer left it at a disadvantage compared to its counterpart, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Click here for the rest of the story.