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Forum staff reports, Published September 15 2010

National Democrats nix 2 ad buys for Pomeroy

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has reportedly canceled two weeks’ worth of advertising it had planned to run on North Dakota airwaves in support of Rep. Earl Pomeroy’s re-election bid.

Hotline reported Monday that North Dakota was among a handful of congressional districts where the DCCC was rethinking its advertising spending in advance of Election Day.

The DCCC canceled planned ad buys for the weeks of Sept. 27 and Oct. 5, although the committee is still spending money on Pomeroy’s behalf and paying for field staffers to help out in North Dakota, Hotline reported.

It’s unknown whether the DCCC has further ad buys planned in the state.

Republicans took the news as a sign of further doom-and-gloom for the vulnerable nine-term incumbent Democrat they’re aggressively seeking to unseat in November.

Various political rankings have called Pomeroy’s race against GOP challenger Rick Berg a “toss-up,” with a couple giving a slight advantage to Berg.

Since February, Pomeroy also has trailed Berg in consecutive monthly polls conducted by Rasmussen Reports.