The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has reserved another $1.2 million in TV air time in Connecticut for the final three weeks of the hotly-contested Senate race between Richard Blumenthal and Linda McMahon, according to The Fix, a Washington Post blog. That comes on top of the nearly $500,000 the DSCC laid out earlier this week to boost Blumenthal’s campaign.
DSCC spokeswoman Deirdre Murphy would not comment on the report.
The DSCC ad buy might be a just-in-case move, staking claim to some TV time before it’s all snapped up by McMahon and Connecticut’s two gubernatorial candidates. Right now, the Connecticut race looks close, but if Blumenthal secures a more comfortable lead in the polls, the DSCC could always shift those funds to another contest.