- ROMNEY UP ON HISPANIC MEDIA... IN OHIO?
- CROSSROADS DUMPS IN ANOTHER $2 MILLION
- CONSERVATIVE OUTSIDE GROUPS SPENT HALF OF ALL MONEY SO FAR
Planned Parenthood has bought at least $1.2 million in ad buys -- with more to come -- in Iowa, Florida, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C., ad tracker SMG Delta confirms.
The ad will run in Des Moines, West Palm Beach, Wasau and La Crosse (ahead of the Wisconsin recall June 5th), and D.C, for three weeks from today through June 19.
Here's the ad:
Also, Mitt Romney is going up with an additional $7,000 on Hispanic media for the next week, starting today. But the ad is running in... Cleveland.
Ohio, not exactly known for its politically consequential Hispanic population, is just 3.1 percent Latino, according to the U.S. Census. (Cleveland is 10 percent Hispanic.)
Romney so far has spent just $21,000 on Spanish-language media (the other spending was in Raleigh, NC). Obama has spent $1.4 million on Hispanic media so far and is currently running targeted Spanish-language ads in the key battlegrounds of Colorado, Florida, and Nevada through June 10th.
And we're seeing Crossroads GPS putting up another $1.6 million in battleground states, ensuring that they'll be on air in Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, Michigan, Florida, and Pennsylvania for the next three weeks, through June 19th.
Conservative outside groups are promising to spend $1 billion combined. Democratic groups lag far behind.
Crossroads has now spent a whopping $24.3 million, and Romney-aligned outside groups have spent about half of all the general-election money on campaign ad time that has been bought so far -- $42 million of about $85 million.
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TOTAL SPENDING: $85.4 million
Obama-aligned: $38.7 million
Romney-aligned: $46.7 million
o Obama $31.4m
o Crossroads GPS $24.3m
o Priorities USA $6.3m
o Americans for Prosperity $5.4m
o Romney $5.2m
o American Future Fund $4.5m
o ROF $4.1m
o AEA $3.2m
o Priorities-League of Conservation Voters $980k