The Democratic-aligned House Majority PAC released a half-dozen new television ads on Wednesday, hitting five House Republican incumbents and one challenger running in a Democratic district. The new ads continue the super PAC's TV campaigns against GOP Rep. Steve King (running for Iowa's redrawn 4th District) and North Carolina state Sen. David Rouzer, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre in that state's 7th District. The group also released its first ads of the general election against Republican Reps. Dan Lungren (California's 7th District), Nan Hayworth (New York's 18th), Bill Johnson (Ohio's 6th), and Sean Duffy (Wisconsin's 7th).
The ads all touch on unique issues — for example, Johnson is charged with supporting outsourcing as a businessman and in Congress — but the unifying theme is coziness with D.C. special interests. The total buy across the six districts is worth $2.2 million, and the cost in California's 7th District was shared by the Service Employees International Union.