The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is airing ads in support of Democrat Jim Matheson. It's part of a larger buy that includes 9 House contests across the nation.
From Hotline on Call:
Scott Reed, the Chamber's senior political strategist, said the group is playing a big role in states with a significant number of House races. This round of advertising comes on top of a $3.3 million ad buy earlier this week, which we first reported, focused on competitive California races.
"With early voting now upon us, the Chamber is doubling down in key House and Senate races to highlight candidates' positions on the issues that are crucial to our economic recovery. This is part of our spend-to-the-end strategy designed to break through the clutter with substantial media campaigns that will impact these races," Reed said. "In places like California, New York and Illinois, we see an opportunity to move the needle for pro-business candidates and engage in races that other groups are not targeting because there is not a competitive presidential or senate race there."
In total, the Chamber has advertised in nine Senate races and 19 House races since they began their closing ad blitz on September 17.