The YG Action Fund, an outside group started by former aides to Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), brought its total in television advertising buys to roughly $4 million, the group said.
YG Action is just one Republican super PAC playing in House races this cycle. The Congressional Leadership Fund — blessed by House GOP leadership — is also a major player this cycle.
All of the YG Action beneficiaries are Young Guns — a distinction made by the National Republican Congressional Committee for candidates challenging Democrats or vying for an open seat. Some of the seats are tossups for the GOP, but the infusion of cash from the outside is aimed at making Democrats spend money there instead of other seats where they have better prospects.
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