October 31st, 2012
09:33 AM ET
10 years ago

Candidates buy $40 million more in ads in record-setting campaign

(CNN) - The Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigns bought $40 million worth of commercials to run this week and into Election Day in key battleground states, according to a source tracking media buys, as spending records continue to be shattered.

And the buying is not over.


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  1. jkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    We already voted for Obama in Florida and the elections seemed clean with no monkey business , but absent ballots and mail in might be another matter ,best to vote in person!!!!

    October 31, 2012 09:42 am at 9:42 am |

    CNN, when will you start reporting the inaccuracies/LIES in Willard's ads? It's your job a news organization to report the FACTS. Willard's ad about Jeep shipping jobs to China should take precedent on the Ticker over poll articles. Just my opinion.

    October 31, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  3. Canuck

    Wouldn't it be cool if both candidates announced that they would not be running any more ads but would instead donate the money to disaster relief.

    October 31, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  4. spud

    mitt needs to spread some more lies like the jeep one. How much did each campaign spend. ??? Mittens is trying to looked concerned about the victims of sandy now. Of course he wants to do away with fems. What an ass Forward

    October 31, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  5. Sniffit

    And the walls of the ad departments at CNN and the rest of the MSM are covered in skeet....

    Which campaign bought your loyalty by spending the most, CNN?

    Citizens United: Working as Intended.

    October 31, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. AzDem

    Hope everyone who can gets out to vote because we can't crown the king of kolob our president.

    The commercial about Jeep is wrong, the company has come out to say it's wrong and the twit campaign continue to lie to America!!!

    Nice photo ops with the canned goods (is your back hurting this morning? You are so stiff we wouldn't be able to tell anyway). One more week and no more bully bihop and lyan altar boy!

    October 31, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  7. Mary F

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if instead to donate this and superpacs money to Sandy disaster relief??? Come on now, do people Really want to see more political ads????

    October 31, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |