San Francisco Chronicle-
GOP leaders plan to put nearly $3 million into the effort to unseat Fresno Democratic Rep. TJ Cox in what promises to be one of the most visible political battles in the state, if not the country.
The National Republican Campaign Committee has reserved $1.16 million of ad buys in Bakersfield for the fall campaign and another $1.78 million in Fresno. This is on top of a $1.6 million buy announced in April by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican super PAC with close ties to the GOP House leadership.
The ad money will go to boost Republican David Valadao’s effort to take back the congressional seat he lost to Cox two years ago, when the Democrat squeaked out an 862-vote victory.