On Thursday, The Hill reported that the NRCC had cut $1.2 million in TV reservations for the Las Vegas media market. The committee had previously decided to direct their ad time towards helping former GOP Rep. Cresent Hardy regain Nevada’s 4th District rather than aiding Danny Tarkanian in the nearby 3rd, so Hardy’s now the one getting left out in the cold.
While the 4th, which includes many of Las Vegas northern suburbs as well as some nearby rural areas, backed Clinton 50-45, Republicans had been optimistic that Hardy could retake his seat even in an unfavorable political climate. A few days ago, the GOP firm Moore Information even released a poll showing Hardy leading former Rep. Steven Horsford (the Democrat Hardy unseated in the 2014 GOP wave) 41-37. However, it seems that this survey wasn't enough to convince the powers-that-be at the NRCC that this race was still a good investment.
The NRCC's allies at the Congressional Leadership Fund have been airing ads in the 3rd to help Tarkanian, but as of Monday, they'd left the 4th to the NRCC. It remains to be seen if the CLF will rush in to aid Hardy, or if he'll be left to fend for himself. Both the DCCC and House Majority PAC have spent millions to defend both seats, and so far, there's no sign that they're planning to let up.