Ad spending trails in Nevada
February 3rd, 2012
05:18 PM ET
11 years ago

Ad spending trails in Nevada

(CNN) – Despite the looming caucuses, advertising spending in Nevada has yet to pick up considerable steam, according to figures released by the Campaign Media Analysis Group.

Silver State frontrunner Mitt Romney has led ad spending in the state since last Friday, funneling $249,220 into 590 spots, 427 of which were negative and 163 of which were positive. "Restore Our Future," the PAC supporting the former Massachusetts governor's candidacy, spent an additional $73,240 on 123 negative ads in the state.

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Rep. Ron Paul of Texas spent $28,340 on 71 positive spots since last Friday.

Paul has spent the most money in the state since January 1 with $869,650 compared to Romney's $488,460 and "Restore Our Future's" $73,240. Neither Newt Gingrich nor the super PAC support his candidacy have spent money in the state since the first of the year.

The spending numbers released Friday from Nevada, where Romney is favored to win, are less than spending in other early states, including Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida.

Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Nevada
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Jamie from Riverside

    awww c'mon guys, especially you Newt, spend some money in Nevada.
    I hear that they need it to boost the local economy.

    February 3, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  2. Enough.

    Who cares? OBAMA 2012

    February 3, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  3. diridi

    Folks, Please go to "youtube" type, "Mitt Romney came to town". Watch it and comment. You never even vote to this dude. Greedy dude.

    February 3, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  4. george of the jungle

    Just think of the houses and job that could have been saved if pac money and that rich jerk and his wife ha d of given that 10.5 million to people in Nevada instead of to the super pac for newt. Obama/Biden 2012 Even ol Joe doesnt stick his foot in his mouth as often as mitt. Joes are honest goofs not lies like mittens.

    February 3, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  5. Mojojo

    bunch of idiots.OBAMA 2012

    February 3, 2012 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  6. Tisha

    @diridi. I watched the videos and it's really sad. How can anyone support Willard, I don't know

    February 3, 2012 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  7. Thomas

    The most mediocre candidates money can buy !

    February 3, 2012 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  8. Marc

    Only a fruitcake would vote again for Obozo.

    February 3, 2012 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  9. Alex

    No one else is offering real change to the system. Enough endless wars, lives wasted and money lost. Enough bills like Sopa (internet censorship) trying to be passed in Washington, enough taxing us on 30% of our paychecks, also save medicare and medicade as Ron Paul wants to do by cutting our overseas spending, we are over fifteen trillion dollars and debt. Continously spending trillions more helps no one. Let's balance the budget once and for all.

    Ron Paul 2012.

    February 4, 2012 02:30 am at 2:30 am |
  10. jstanley

    diridi, I'm sure you have no idea how business works and probably haven't invested in anything. That's what Private Equity firms do. Nobody wants a business to fail, but if the business environment is not conducive, they will leave. Of course they have worry about the money invested by investors such as pension funds, retirement funds, school endowments, and rich individuals. Greedy? are you serious? Why don't you redistribute half of your earnings/wealth to homeless every month? Why are you being so greedy?

    February 4, 2012 06:09 am at 6:09 am |
  11. Pahrumpian

    I wouldn't vote for him if I thought the things in the video were true. However it is full of misinformation and outright lies. Take for example the comment he made on firing people. He was talking about being able to choose what companies provide him services (insurance). Then the idiot media says he likes firing people. The worst part is that Newt will do anything to win the nom that he uses classless attacks like these on the potential nominee.

    February 4, 2012 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  12. roy

    Just follow the money.

    February 4, 2012 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  13. Maryellen

    I live in Las Vegas and am glad they are not spending much on ads, I would have to listen to them lie, tear each other and the President apart. No solutions just garbage. The exception is Ron Paul, at least he is running a much friendlier campaign.

    February 4, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |