Media Monitors Super Tuesday Spot Update: Clinton, Cruz Biggest Radio Ad Buyers
February 29, 2016 at 3:22 PM (PT)
MEDIA MONITORS' Super TUESDAY presidential political radio advertising monitor of markets in the states holding elections on the big day shows that in the month of FEBRUARY, HILLARY CLINTON and her Super PAC and the SEIU COPE union PAC bought 12,232 spots, 6,309 directly for her campaign, 5,663 from her PRIORITIES USA ACT Super PAC, and 260 from the union. Next was TED CRUZ, with a total of 10.540 spots, 8.285 from his KEEP THE PROMISE I Super PAC, 1,924 from his campaign, 214 from his LONE STAR COMMITTEE Super PAC, and 117 from the COURAGEOUS CONSERVATIVES Super PAC.
Other totals, including both campaign and Super PAC spots, include BERNIE SANDERS at 3,637 spots, BEN CARSON at 2,239, MARCO RUBIO with 1,457, DONALD TRUMP with 778 (including his first from a Super PAC, 5 from TrumPAC, the PAC headed by THE JEWELRY EXCHANGE's CEO WILLIAM DODDRIDGE), and 36 for JOHN KASICH.
With regard to "against" spots being targeted at the various candidates, CLINTON was the target of 646 spots, CRUZ was the target of 447, and despite JEB BUSH dropping out of the race, his Super PAC RIGHT TO RISE USA bought 209 spots targeting RUBIO before BUSH suspended his run. TRUMP was targeted by 85 spots, and SANDERS was the target for 22.