Dem Group To Advertise In NY-26 Special Election, Targeting Ryan Medicare Privatization

The three-way special election for the House seat formerly held by Republican Rep. Chris Lee, who resigned in embarrassment after lewd photos of him became public, is now going to see an influx of advertising from an independently run Democratic group, House Majority PAC, which was set up to counter big-spending Republican-aligned groups such as American Crossroads.

National Journal reports:

The Democratic group will begin airing broadcast and cable television ads in the Western New York district attacking Republican Jane Corwin for her support of Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget plan that would revamp Medicare.

The amount of the buy is not yet known, but it’s the latest signal that Democrats see a definite chance for Kathy Hochul to capture the GOP-leaning seat in the May 24 special election between Hochul, Corwin and independent Jack Davis.

The election will be held on May 24.