Shelli DeRobertis 5:08 p.m., June 19
Democratic political committees outspending GOP counterparts in TV ad buys in race for 52nd Congressional District
The race for the 52nd congressional district seat has been closely watched on both sides of the aisle.
Democrats believe their candidate, Scott Peters, has a shot to beat conservative congressman Brian Bilbray and win a much needed seat in a GOP-controlled House of Representatives.
As the two candidates try and sway voters to their side, the national political parties are putting in their two cents in the way of television ad buys. So far, according to public files at San Diego's largest television stations, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is putting their faith and a ton of money behind Peters. Up until now, the political action committee has purchased $635,425 in political ad buys at just two stations, Fox and ABC.
There's more good news for Peters. The liberal independent expenditure committee House Majority PAC is also getting into the ring, purchasing $443,620 in television ads on CBS and KGTV. Between the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and House Majority PAC, the two committees so far have agreed to spend a total of $1,079,045 in tv ad buys.
Conservative committees haven't been so giving to Bilbray. So far the National Republican Campaign Committee purchased $231,675 in television ads on KGTV which will run from September 7 through October 18.
But those totals are bound to change. The National Republican Congressional Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee both agreed to buy additional ads on San Diego's CBS and NBC stations as well, however, the stations have not posted any contracts.