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U.S. Rep. John Katko

U.S. Rep. John Katko speaks at a press conference Monday, March 27 in Skaneateles. 

Robert Harding, The Citizen

A Republican super PAC has reserved $48 million worth of digital and television advertising for 30 congressional districts, including two key races in New York.

The Congressional Leadership Fund, which is linked to House Republican leaders, has reserved $38 million in broadcast and cable TV ads and an additional $10 million for digital ads. 

The reservations include $900,000 for TV ads in New York's 22nd Congressional District. The district is represented by U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, a freshman Republican who is facing a tough re-election bid this year. She is being challenged by Anthony Brindisi, a Democratic state assemblyman from Utica. 

The Congressional Leadership Fund also plans to fund digital ads targeting residents of the 22nd district. Another New York district, the 24th, is part of the group's digital advertising plan. 

U.S. Rep. John Katko, a two-term Republican, represents the 24th Congressional District. 

Corry Bliss, executive director of the Congressional Leadership Fund, said his organization's aggressive fundraising allowed it to place early advertising reservations.

"Today's announcement demonstrates CLF's continued commitment to doing things different," Bliss said. "By reserving advertising early, investing unprecedented resources in digital, and running the country's only House-focused national field program, CLF is prepared to lead the way in defending the House Republican majority." 

The Congressional Leadership Fund raised $26 million in 2017, a record for an off-year performance. The super PAC raised $15 million in the first quarter of this year and has more than $25 million in the bank. 

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