Trump Campaign Not Running A Single Ad In Battleground States Yet

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June 20, 2016 10:05 a.m.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is dominating the airwaves in battleground states nationwide, while the Donald Trump campaign currently has no ads running in those states, NBC News reported Thursday.

Clinton and the outside groups supporting her campaign have spent a total of $23.3 million on ads in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia so far this month, according to ad-spending data from SMG Delta.

Trump and super PACs supporting his campaign, by contrast, have spent a hefty sum of $0 in those battleground states, according to NBC News. For comparison, NBC reported that President Barack Obama and outside groups supporting his campaign had spent $45 million in ads in 11 battleground states in June 2012, while Mitt Romney and groups supporting his campaign spent $38 million in that same period.

Trump has repeatedly chalked up his disappointing poll numbers to the fact that he “hasn’t even started” campaigning against Clinton yet. His campaign is reportedly ramping up its efforts, though, after it was revealed he only has 30 paid staffers on the ground in battleground states.

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