Politico reports, it's already softening-up time in key 2014 battlegrounds:
House Majority PAC will run off-year political programs in the districts of 10 GOP lawmakers it hopes to knock off in 2014, a strategist for the outside group told POLITICO. That means running ads on the airwaves and online, as well as working social networks and local media in advance of the general election.
House Majority PAC’s initial targets include Minnesota Reps. Michele Bachmann and John Kline, Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, New York Rep. Michael Grimm, Nevada Rep. Joe Heck, Ohio Rep. David Joyce and Florida Rep. Steve Southerland.
Many of those members represent suburban toss-up districts – places where campaigns are expensive, but where some Democrats have been competitive in statewide elections. Several of the seats have substantial minority populations, including a sizable Hispanic presence in the Heck and Coffman districts…
Not surprising at all given the early interest in this race–and an expected vigorous Democratic primary. For the forseeable future, at least until the muddled Democratic primary picture begins to settle, the best way for Democrats to invest in this district is in the form of independent expenditures wearing down weak incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman. In today's 24/7/265 permanent election cycle–and with a long row to hoe for Democrats next year if they want to recapture the U.S. House–it's never too early to start.