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Ads: A state-by-state breakdown of who's spending where

 

Below is a state-by-state breakdown of who is spending where on television and radio ads in this presidential campaign, beginning the week of March 19th, based on a First Read analysis of data provided by ad-tracking firm SMG Delta.

A few takeaways:

Clearly, and not surprisingly, the campaigns see Florida, Ohio, and Virginia as critical. They are far and away Nos. 1, 2, and 3 on the list.

Despite the huge influx of money from outside groups, only in Virginia are Romney and allies out in front. In Florida and Ohio, the Super PACs are chipping in just enough to be on par with Obama.

The Obama campaign came out with this ad Sept. 3 focusing on Romney's tax plan.

North Carolina is No. 4 on the list, and Team Romney has spent a lot more than Team Obama there. That’s interesting considering the state should be "Lean Romney." Team Romney has had had to spend a lot of money there, which may have been the Obama campaign's goal at the end of the day.

By contrast, the “expand the map” Romney states -- places like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan -- are much further down the list. 

Romney's latest ad - this one running in Wisconsin and focuses on his speech at the Republican National Convention. It's his first ad to run in Wisconsin and hasn't shown up yet in ad-spending data

There’s plenty more in here, like where unions like the SEIU are playing (Florida and Nevada) and where Planned Parenthood is (Virginia in particular, and also Florida and Iowa).

But, of course, that spending pales in comparison to what the Crossroads groups, the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity, and others, are spending everywhere, especially -- again -- Florida and Virginia.

Ad spending by state:

1. Florida - $117.4 million
2. Ohio - $112.1 million
3. Virginia - $85.7 million
4. North Carolina - $56.5 million
5. Colorado – $54.2 million
6. Iowa - $46.6 million
7. Nevada - $38.2 million
8. New Hampshire – $25.3 million
9. Pennsylvania – $19.3 million
10. Wisconsin - $8.1 million
11. Michigan - $8 million
12. Minnesota - $3.2 million
13. New Mexico - $49,000

Total booked on TV and radio this presidential general election: $575 million

Florida – 117.4 million

Team Obama: $58.9 million
Team Romney: $54.4 million

Romney $14,589,522
Am Crossroads $12,509,348
Crossroads GPS $12,293,037
AFP $9,014,582
Restore $7,819,601
Am Future Fund $1,359,061
Am Energy All $854,325
RNC $6,635
Team Romney $31,340,606

Obama $44,206,441
Priorities $12,713,685
SEIU $1,475,589
Planned Parenthod $447,657
MoveOn $64,359
ACLU $17,060
Team Obama $58,924,791

Ohio – 112.1 million

Team Obama: $60.7 million
Team Romney: $51.4 million

Obama $48,043,082
Priorities $12,651,236
MoveOn $47,775
Team Obama $60,742,093

 Romney $17,487,512
Crossroads GPS $8,811,331
Am Crossroads $8,216,089
AFP $6,758,801
Restore $5,125,570
RNC $3,680,185
Am Future Fund $699,868
Am Energy All $608,900
Team Romney $51,388,256

Virginia

Team Romney: $42.9 million
Team Obama: $42.7 million

Obama $31,856,446
Priorities $6,087,431
Restore $4,057,887
Planned Parenthod $595,680
Numbers USA $115,051
MoveOn $16,225
Team Obama $42,728,720

Romney $14,165,708
Crossroads GPS $11,425,662
Am Crossroads $6,580,648
AFP $4,541,639
RNC $4,291,849
CWA $1,028,274
Am Future Fund $454,460
Am Energy All $453,464
Team Romney $42,941,704

North Carolina – $56.5 million

Team Romney: $34.5 million
Team Obama: $21.9 million

Obama $21,890,681

MoveOn $38,532

ACLU $17,028

Team Obama $21,946,241

Romney $10,292,261
Am Crossroads $5,475,912
Crossroads GPS $5,465,354
Restore $4,886,169
AFP $4,722,727
RNC $3,100,258
Am Future Fund $601,818
Team Romney $34,544,499

Colorado – 54.2 million

Team Obama: $28.3 million
Team Romney: $25.9 million

Obama $19,666,313
Priorities $7,482,876
SEIU $605,671
Priorities/LCV $545,327
Team Obama $28,300,187

Romney $8,359,701
AFP $4,590,360
Am Crossroads $4,165,467
Crossroads GPS $3,114,815
Restore $2,677,105
RNC $2,065,791
Am Future Fund $381,164
Am Energy All $325,569
CWA $202,878
Team Romney $25,882,850

Iowa – $46.6 million

Team Romney: $24.6 million
Team Obama: $22 million

Obama $18,792,982
Priorities $2,882,148
Planned Parenthd $342,595
Team Obama $22,017,725

Romney $7,340,101
Am Crossroads $4,219,934
Crossroads GPS $3,563,096
AFP $3,453,226
Restore $2,897,827
RNC $1,768,698
CWA $1,049,518
Am Future Fund $158,080
Am Energy All $145,320
Team Romney $24,595,800

Nevada – 38.2 million

Team Romney: $20.9 million
Team Obama: $17.3 million

Obama $16,472,435
SEIU $416,053
Priorities/LCV $433,721
Priorities $24,483
Team Obama $17,346,692

Romney $5,534,646
Crossroads GPS $5,493,454
AFP $3,112,935
Am Crossroads $2,999,878
Restore $1,853,666
RNC $1,205,342
Am Future Fund $340,659
Am Energy All $324,335
Team Romney $20,864,915

New Hampshire – 25.3 million

Team Romney: $12.7 million
Team Obama: $12.6 million

Obama $12,629,459
Team Obama $12,629,459

Am Crossroads $3,533,653
Crossroads GPS $3,473,406
RNC $2,233,741
Restore $1,301,190
Romney $1,050,995
AFP $587,252
CWA $472,856
Team Romney $12,653,093

Pennsylvania – 19.3 million

Team Romney: $11.2 million
Team Obama: $8.1 million

Obama $4,902,508
Priorities $3,189,838
Team Obama $8,092,346

Restore $4,907,168
AFP $3,716,972
Crossroads GPS $2,574,630
RNC $1,750
Team Romney $11,200,520

Wisconsin – $8.1 million

Team Obama: $535,000
Team Romney: $7.6 million

Priorities $473,488
Planned Parenthd $61,802
Team Obama $535,290

AFP $3,266,979
Restore $2,777,237
CWA $1,136,676
RNC $369,483
Team Romney $7,550,375

Michigan – $8 million

Team Romney: $8 million
Team Obama: $10,500

Priorities $10,515
Team Obama $10,515

Crossroads GPS $3,276,646
Restore $2,427,777
Am Crossroads $738,765
Am Future Fund $585,798
Am Energy All $489,441
AFP $450,456
Team Romney $7,968,883

Minnesota – $3.2 million

Team Romney: $3.1 million
Team Obama: $0

AFP $2,274,058
Restore $3,351
CWA $872,040
Team Romney $3,149,449