NATIONAL JOURNAL HOTLINE: Outside Money Pours Into TX-28 Primary

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 12:45pm

FL-03: Businessman Ryan Chamberlin (R) is the latest Republican to jump into the growing field competing to replace Rep. Ted Yoho (R). Chamberlin announced his bid Tuesday, and noted “his experience in the private sector” and pledged to support President Trump in any way possible. He’s the ninth Republican candidate to join the field. (Florida Daily)

TN-01: Attorney Dan Street (R) announced his campaign to succeed retiring Rep. Phil Roe (R) on Monday. “Street said he hasn’t yet assembled a campaign team, and that he has a relative lack of experience with campaign fundraising compared to some likely candidates,” but he was encouraged by the “good reception” he received at a local Republican event he attended Monday. (WJHL)

TX-28: Outside money is pouring into the Democratic primary race, making it one of the single most expensive campaigns in the nation, with the contest set to be decided March 3.

The latest player is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is throwing its weight behind Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) as he tries to fend off a challenge from attorney Jessica Cisneros (D).

“The Chamber joins two other outside group[s] that have already spent big in the primary. First was American Workers for Progress, a shadowy group that has spent over $700,000 on TV ads touting Cuellar's record on health care.”

“EMILY's List, which endorsed Cisneros in October, is also playing big in the primary through a new affiliated super PAC called Texas Forward. The group has already spent $1.2 million on advertising supporting Cisneros and opposing Cuellar, according to FEC filings.” (Texas Tribune)

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