By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Political operatives are starting to book advertising time ahead of the fall elections.
Senate Democrats' political committee is booking more than $9 million on ads to help endangered incumbents in Colorado, Arkansas and New Hampshire. House Democrats plan almost $44 million more on their uphill climb to overtake Republicans as the majority party.
Senate Republicans, meanwhile, booked more than $2 million of ads in Colorado.
The ad reservations can be modified should individual races become less competitive. But by booking the time so early, the party committee locks in a lower price and a discount of as much as one-third.
It also gives hints about what seats are still in play, and which ones operatives view as safe or hopeless.
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