Romney campaign spends $2 million for week's worth of ads
May 29th, 2012
03:54 PM ET
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Romney campaign spends $2 million for week's worth of ads

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign bought one week's worth of TV ad time for $2 million Tuesday, marking its largest seven-day commercial time buy since it began its general election campaign, according to a Republican ad buying source.

The new buy will bring the total for general election advertising for the Romney campaign to $5.25 million.

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For spots beginning Wednesday, the campaign purchased $317,205 in Iowa, $550,570 in North Carolina, $810,640 in Ohio and $377,325 in Virginia - all considered key battleground states in the general election. These are the same four states the campaign has been advertising in for two weeks.

The new buys run from Wednesday through next Tuesday.

There is no word what commercials the campaign may be running. The last two weeks has seen the campaign broadcast two different ads highlighting some of the policy initiatives Romney would enact on his first day in office.

The presumptive Republican nominee's ad buys come as the Obama re-election campaign is airing just over $25 million worth of commercials in eight battleground states–the same four where Romney is on the air plus Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. The Obama team's ads went up May 9th and will run through next Monday.

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Throwing away good money!

    May 29, 2012 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  2. Wake up people

    As much as I hate to admit it, President Obama has a tough road ahead of him. Not for anything he has done wrong, quite the contrary. For all the obstruction our POTUS has faced, he has still been successful. And that is why the GOP is leaving nothing to chance in this election. There will be so much voter fraud on their part and the lies will continue until election day. And if all else fails, just remember 2000. Bush stole the election and even went on to win a 2nd term. This terrifies me. I had a great job when shrub came into office and before he left, I lost it, along with my benefits. I am finally starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel and the rethugs want to put me back in the poorhouse. People wake up, Robmey is for the rich and if you aren't one of them you're screwed. No matter what color your skin is.

    OBAMA 2012!

    May 29, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  3. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Maggie go back under that you crawl out from. Are you a racist or just wacko. Every president do the same as obama is doing know.

    May 29, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  4. The REAL Truth...

    @Maggie – It seems that its an everyday thing now for Obama to be attending a fundraiser. When does he do his work as president? We have a 1/4 president and he is still getting a full salary. Waste of taxpayers money as fas as I am concerned. But not a word out of the main street media except to say that he is able to raise so much money but no complaints.
    Wake up sweetheart... and quit with the fake disdain. EVERY President does exactly this when running for re-election! why should the rules be different for Obama. Where was your spoutrage when Dubya was campaigning back in 2004. Heck, by your own terms, back then we had a 1/12 President as he was only ever a 1/4 to begin with..
    If you want to attack the POTUS, please at least post something relevant to be indignant about..

    May 29, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
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