Hillary Clinton has aired 20,000 TV ad spots since June 8, the day after she became the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee.
Donald Trump’s ad tally in that period: zero.
That’s a historic imbalance in TV ads at this stage in the election, and it illustrates the immediate effect of Mr. Trump having raised little money for his campaign to date.
In 2012, President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney, as well as their respective allied super PACs, spent closer amounts on ads—$404 million for Mr. Obama and $492 million for Mr. Romney.
“I can’t remember any period where either one of them were dark for the balance of an entire month,” said Dave Levinthal, a senior political reporter at the Center for Public Integrity, which analyzed ad data from Kantar Media/CMAG. “This is pretty new territory for a major presidential candidate.”Read the rest of the story HERE.
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