Realtors spend $500,000-plus on McNerney

The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., reports that the National Association of Realtors has now spent $510,000 advocating for Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, who faces challenger Dean Andal, a Republican from Stockton.

The PAC is supporting a mix of Republicans and Democrats. Per The Hill:

The PAC, which spent the second-most on congressional independent expenditures in 2006, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, has already eclipsed its involvement from that cycle, spending nearly $4 million combined in seven battleground districts this year …

The PAC has also spent significant money this cycle on Democratic Reps. Jerry McNerney (Calif.) and Ciro Rodriguez (Texas) and former Rep. Al Wynn (D-Md.).

It spent $200,000 last week on Rodriguez, who is trying to hold his western Texas seat against Bexar County Commissioner Lyle Larson (R), and has spent $510,000 on McNerney, a freshman facing Republican Dean Andal.

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Lisa Vorderbrueggen