Democrats are looking to capitalize on what that believe will be a huge loss by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, targeting areas that have been GOP strongholds for decades in an attempt to gain a large number of seats in Congress, CNN reports.
One such example is in the race for the sole House seat in Montana, which has not been won by a Democrat in more than 20 years.
On Tuesday House Majority PAC unveiled a television ad that will air in major media markets across the state and cost some $500,000 for the final two weeks of the campaign, CNN said.
The ad criticizes Republican Ryan Zinke's record in his first term in the House, claiming that he has spent too much time promoting himself and not the concerns of his constituency.
However, even with the infusion of funds, it will be an uphill battle for the Democratic challenger Denise Juneau, who according to the latest poll is behind 53 percent to 40 percent among registered and likely voters polled, the Montana Standard reported.
Only 6 percent said they were undecided in the race, and the poll has a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points.
Most analysts predict that House Democrats will make double-digit gains on Election Day, but do not foresee them picking up the 30 seats needed to win the majority in the lower chamber, CNN reports.
But The Hill said the damage caused to the Republican presidential campaign following the release of the 2005 video in which Trump made lewd comments about women gave Democrats fresh hopes that such a huge swing in the House is possible.
The purchase of the ad in Montana is just one indication of a revived Democratic effort nationwide to make that happen
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