Report: 2016ers drop $6.5M for ads in one Iowa market
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Presidential contenders, and the super-PACs that support them, have spent millions on TV ads in a key Iowa media market ahead of the state's Feb. 1 caucus.  

The 2016 election has brought in more than $6.5 million in TV ads from a candidate or a super-PAC to the Des Moines market, according to a breakdown from The Guardian. That totals more than 12,900 TV spots from campaigns and the outside groups. 
 
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TV executives told The Guardian, which studied spending in the town's four main stations, that the super-PAC spending in the early-voting state is at record levels. 
 
 
Recent polls have the two candidates neck-in-neck in Iowa. In a Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll released last week Clinton had a 2-point lead, with 42 percent to Sanders's 40 percent. 
 
Meanwhile, on the Republican side, Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio: Lack of GOP consensus on healthcare is not a 'weakness' Overnight Finance: Trump budget faces GOP resistance | House panel blocks Dem effort on Trump's business ties | Corporate giants at odds over border tax Rubio defends foreign aid amid proposed cuts MORE (R-Fla.) is leading the crowded field in spending for the market. His campaign and super-PACs have spent a total of $1,926,975 for 3,373 ads in Des Moines, according to The Guardian's data. 
 
 
Trump has spent $218,840 for 828 TV ads in the Des Moines market. Cruz, or his super-PAC, have spent $819,610 for 737 spots. 
 
Trump is expected to campaign in the state this week ahead of its caucus, with stops scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as Saturday and Sunday.