House Democrats are pulling ads from a formerly competitive Northern Virginia House race, a sign that they are in triage mode as well-heeled outside groups pour money into Senate races instead, Roll Call reports.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee canceled $2.8 million in ads to help Virginia Democratic candidate John Foust, who is running for the seat currently held by retiring Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) against GOP candidate Barbara Comstock.
Instead, they are putting $2 million in to help incumbent Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA), a freshman lawmaker in a seat formerly held by Republican Dan Lungren.
Bera is in a tough race with former-Rep. Doug Ose and outside groups have put serious money in to help defeat him.
Democratic triage on the House side is something of a mirror image of the Senate landscape, in which South Dakota and Kansas have become unexpectedly close contests, widening the chances for Democrats to win and making the GOP’s path to Senate control more difficult.