The National Republican Congressional Committee today unveiled a new television ad that targets Democrat Raul Ruiz.
The NRCC’s $600,000 ad buy comes just one day after federally required finance reports revealed Ruiz’s fundraising significantly outpaced Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack’s in the last quarter.
Between July 1 and Sept. 30, Ruiz raised almost $545,000 – a new record for local Democrats — and bested the nearly $387,000 that Bono Mack received.
National Republicans haven’t traditionally had to invest in Bono Mack’s race, where the Palm Springs Republican incumbent has usually maintained a strong fundraising lead.
The national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has spent almost $520,000 on ads in this race to help the emergency room physician from Palm Desert. More than $20,000 of that was in donations that were reported through Ruiz’s campaign.