The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released its first ad in Minnesota Saturday that targets Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack in the 8th District race for Congress -- a day after the National Republican Congressional Committee started running ads against Cravaack's opponent, former U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, MinnPost reports.
The DCCC says it has made a $400,000 buy in the Twin Cities market in the campaign.
Nolan won the DFL 8th District state primary election Aug. 13 over fellow Democratic challengers Tarryl Clark and Jeff Anderson.
The political ad season began in earnest a week ago. The DCCC says it plans to spend $2.8 million on political ads in Minnesota, while the NRCC says $1.2 million alone will be spent on the Cravaack campaign.