By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
National Republicans are moving to shore up their position in takeover and open seats at this point in the 2014 midterm game, Save Jerseyans, while the Democrats continue to fall back.
The latest here at home? Crossroad GPS, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation associated with Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, just put $600,000 behind this TV spot in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District:
Crossroad GPS is a big player this cycle; Christie ally Sheldon Adelson is one of its big name backers.
Numbers: this week in NJ-03, Democrats are slated to spend, total, $350,808 on TV (the candidate’s committee, party groups, independent expenditures… everyone). Republicans and their allies? $1.1 million.
Next week? Just $260,258 for the Democrats and $710,645 for the Republicans.
Overkill at this juncture with MacArthur up 10-points in the latest polling? Maybe. But if you’re a Republican running in blue-leaning Burlington County down-ballot this cycle? No complaints.