Media Monitors Tracks Candidate Radio Ad Spending in New Hampshire
February 8, 2016 at 2:25 PM (PT)
MEDIA MONITORS has been tracking the radio ad spending of the leading presidential candidates in BOSTON, MA, and PORTSMOUTH-DOVER, NH, leading up to tomorrow's NEW HAMPSHIRE primary from JANUARY 1st through FEBRUARY 7th.
HILLARY CLINTON aired the most number of spots with a total of 2,710 – 758 in BOSTON and 1,952 in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER, NH.
BERNIE SANDERS was next with 2,362 spots – 791 in BOSTON and 1,571 in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER.
Next biggest advertiser was CARLY FOR AMERICA (a Super PAC) with 686 – 103 in BOSTON and 583 in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER. CARLY FIORINA FOR PRESIDENT also ran 135 spots – 53 in BOSTON and 82 in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER. That would bring her effective spot count to 821 spots.
MARCO RUBIO's PAC CONSERVATIVE SOLUTIONS ran 467 spots – 114 in BOSTON and 353 spots in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER.
Frontruner DONALD TRUMP ran 360 spots – 186 in BOSTON and 174 in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER.
TED CRUZ seems to have an army of PACs running spots for him. First, his own campaign aired 308 spots – 164 in BOSTON and 144 in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER. One of his Super PACs, KEEP THE PROMISE, ran 139 spots in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER and COURAGEOUS CONSERVATIVES cleared 120 spots in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER. And finally, the LONE STAR COMMITTEE bought 100 spots for CRUZ – 18 in BOSTON and 82 in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER. That brought his effective spot count up to 667 spots.
CHRIS CHRISTIE’s Super PAC, AMERICA LEADS, ran 233 spots – 134 in BOSTON and 99 in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER, while CHRIS CHRISTIE FOR PRESIDENT aired only 24 spots in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER. CHRISTIE’s effective spots count was 257 in our two spotlight markets.
The Super PAC supporting JEB BUSH, RIGHT TO RISE USA, ran 94 spots – 37 in BOSTON and 57 in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER.
Finally, hometown “favorite” ANDY MARTIN ran three spots in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER.
The most negative or “Against” spots were run by RUBIO’s supporting PAC CONSERVATIVE SOLUTIONS AGAINST CHRIS CHRISTIE.They ran 524 spots in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER. His Super PAC CONSERVATIVE SOLUTIONS also ran 65 spots against TED CRUZ in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER.
JEB BUSH’s Super PAC, RIGHT TO RISE USA, that aired 72 spots against RUBIO – 12 in BOSTON and 60 in PORTSMOUTH,-DOVER.
The political action committee, MAKE AMERICA AWESOME, ran five spots against TRUMP in PORTSMOUTH-DOVER.
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