David Yates Oct. 2, 2014, 10:32am

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Madison County’s former chief judge, Democrat Ann Callis, may be losing support in her fight to unseat U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

On Monday, Roll Call reported House Majority PAC, a super PAC with ties to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, has cancelled around $1 million in races throughout the Midwest and Northeast, including the race for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.

According to the article, House Majority PAC canceled an undisclosed sum in the St. Louis broadcast television market between Oct. 14-20, signaling Democrats have lost hope to pick up Davis’ seat.

The news prompted a Twitter reaction from Katie Prill, a spokesperson for the NRCC, National Republican Congressional Committee.

“Sad day for (Callis),” Prill tweeted. “Pelosi's Super PAC is cutting their ad buy.”

Callis, who stepped down from a 19-year career on the bench last year to run, has trailed Davis in the polls and in cash raised.

A Sept. 21 poll released by Public Opinion Strategies showed Davis with a 19-point lead over Callis, with only 63 percent of those surveyed saying they have heard of Callis.

As of June 30, Callis had raised $1.3 million, only half the amount of Davis’ $2.6 million, according to campaign finance reports filed the Federal Election Commission.

House Majority PAC, as of Aug. 31, has spent nearly $11 million this election cycle in its quest to take back the House.

Reach David Yates at elections@legalnewsline.com

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