WASHINGTON -- The National Republican Congressional Committee this morning said it would get heavily involved in trying to help Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, R-Clarence, in her campaign in the May 24 special election in the 26th congressional district.
An NRCC official said its independent expenditure unit -- which does television and radio advertising as well as mail and polling -- will get involved in the race. The official did not know how much money the campaign committee was devoting to the effort.
The NRCC's action comes a day after American Crossroads, a Republican political committee, committed upwards of $650,000 to the race, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee bought $250,000 in television time in the race on behalf of Democrat Kathy Hochul.
The NRCC also is doing web ads, nightly phone banks making calls to district residents, and helping the Corwin campaign with its communications and get-out-the-vote efforts.
Corwin, Hochul and Davis are in a tight three-way battle to replace Rep. Chris Lee, R-Clarence, who resigned in February.
-- Jerry Zremski