We're beginning to see the contours of the map House Democrats and Republicans will fight over in November. Redistricting, the 2010 Republican wave, and a dismally unpopular Congress are converging to create a volatile foundation for the battle over the House of Representatives, a fight both parties are girding for by reserving advertising time across the nation.
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Party committees in the House have already reserved more than $64 million in airtime in nearly 60 districts. Democrats have made two rounds of reservations totalling more than $46 million, while the NRCC this week announced its first set of reservations, totalling $18.2 million.
TV ad reservation spending, by House party committee (As of June 15) Democrats Republicans map Sources: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; National Republican Congressional Committee; Graphic by Ryan Morris
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Figures provided by both the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee show the two sides have reserved more than $64 million in airtime in nearly 60 districts, spanning from New England to the Rust Belt to Florida and across the Mountain West. The purchases are the opening rounds of the spending decisions the parties will make this year, but they offer hints of the major battlegrounds to come.