Clinton Campaign Reserves Nearly $80M For Fall TV Ads

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Scranton, Pa. This week Clinton will address Hollywood celebrities, financial titans and high-p... FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Scranton, Pa. This week Clinton will address Hollywood celebrities, financial titans and high-powered attorneys. Good luck finding out what she says. The Democratic nominee hold all of her fundraisers behind closed doors, leaving voters in the dark about what she's telling some of her most influential supporters. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) MORE LESS
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Just days after Donald Trump rolled out his first general election TV ad, Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Monday it has reserved nearly $80 million in TV ad buys to carry them through the fall campaign season.

That figure includes $3 million for the rest of August and $77 million for September and October, anonymous Clinton aides confirmed to Politico and ABC News. The buy covers placements in Florida, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, as well as the Omaha, Nebraska market.

The campaign also plans to place $15 million in radio ads.

After posting strong poll numbers earlier this month, the Clinton campaign suspended ads set to air in Virginia and Colorado. An unnamed aide told ABC the campaign currently does not have plans to return to advertising in those states.

Following months of zero ad spending from Trump, his campaign on Friday announced a $4.8 million buy for his first, immigration-focused ad, airing in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida.

So far, the Clinton campaign has spent more than $60 million on ads, with the Clinton-aligned super PAC Priorities USA shelling out millions more.

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  1. Just keep driving up the those rates. So by the time they realize they need to actually run ads, it’s going to cost them an arm and leg.

  2. Deadbart spin: “What? Only 80 million? Donald has 10 Billion dollars to spend, which means…SCANDAL, HILLARY SHORT ON MONEY, EXPECTED TO DROP OUT ANY DAY NOW DUE TO DONORS DRYING UP

  3. Hillary continues to run a traditional state oriented campaign. Trump is running a national campaign using free media. That is probably why she is doing better in swing state polls while the national polls are tightening a little. Since it is pretty clear that she will never get any positive press while every Trumpster fire is covered 24/7, I suspect her paid ads are going to be critical for her campaign. Too bad because that means more money won’t be available to help down ballot.

  4. She should buy some airtime for Donnie, he tend to damage himself…

  5. I was thinking the same thing. If I could, I would spend money to bring Trump to visit some actual black people.
    “What the hell do you have to lose?”
    Ha.

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