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Nearly $100 million has been spent on general-election TV advertisements in the presidential race since the primary season ended, but Donald Trump's campaign still hasn't spent a single cent on one of them.
This lack of advertising is all more striking given Trump's deficit in the polls -- as well as the recent influx of campaign contributions he's reportedly raked in.
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has now spent $52 million on ads, and pro-Clinton outside groups have chipped in an additional $39 million, according to ad-spending data from Advertising Analytics. (That's the new name of the company NBC News partners with on this data.)
Trump, on the other hand, hasn't bought any television advertising since early May, when he spent a small amount for ads in Indiana and Nebraska.One of the super PACs supporting his candidacy joined the ring on Monday, announcing a $700,000 buy contrasting the two candidates' handling of national security threats. Another group recently spent $1.7 million on an ad critical of Clinton. That buy was on national cable and didn't focus on the key states that typically decide the November election
originally posted by: JacKatMtn
a reply to: reldra
I believe the cnn refers to the GOP primary...
that is over, this article is reporting on the Presidential election...
In June, Trump forgave the $47.5 million in loans he made to his campaign during the primaries. Altogether, he’s put $50 million of his own money into the race.
originally posted by: bbarkow
a reply to: JacKatMtn
I'm no expert, but it has seemed to me that he's keeping his powder dry, building name recognition, etc.
Like Ali's Rope-a-dope, he'll let Hillary keep swinging till she's low on cash. Then Pow! Right in the kisser. Presidential, highly professional ads to give the fence-sitters and nose-holders "permission" to get out and vote for him. And all the while, "independent" advertising blasting Hillary on her last several sordid decades.
originally posted by: carewemust
Hillary's ads and campaign are not working. crowd turnout at her events is abysmal.