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POLITICS: Study: $100M Spent on TV Ads in Ohio Race

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posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 03:03 PM
As a battleground state, Ohio, saw more than $100 million spent on television adds alone in last years presidential race. An additional $50 million was spent on mailings and door to door activities. Ohio was considered by both sides to be the key to the election and both spent heavily there.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The battle for Ohio in last year's presidential campaign came with a huge price tag: $100 million for television advertising alone, according to a new study.

Ohio residents saw "a level of campaign activity unprecedented in modern times," according to the study released last week by five political science professors from the universities of Cincinnati and Akron.

"Everyone had the sense that this was the most intense campaign ever and, by gosh, it was," said one of the authors, John Green, of the University of Akron.

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$150 million for one state with 20 electoral votes? How many people think that the amount of money raised by both candidates was excessive. I hope that this wakes people up to the morass that is campaign finance and allow McCain to enact laws that have teeth in them. How many poor children could have had a hot meal or vaccinations with the money spent in Ohio alone?

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