Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future Popping the progressive bubble MORE’s presidential campaign has purchased $80 million in television advertising across eight battleground states, according to news reports on Monday.
The buy includes $3 million in additional spots for the rest of August and $77 million for September and October, ABC News said.
ABC News said the campaign plans on airing clips in Florida, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, North Carolina and the Omaha area of Nebraska. Clinton’s team has also purchased $15 million in new radio ads boosting the Democratic nominee.
Clinton’s camp has spent $60 million to date on television advertising, while Republican rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE’s campaign is at less than $5 million.
The Clinton campaign’s announcement comes the same day it released a new ad challenging Trump’s fitness for commander in chief.
The 30-second spot suggests “just one wrong move” from the Republican nominee has grave implications for the nation’s future.
Trump’s campaign, meanwhile, announced last Friday it is increasing its general election ad buy in four battleground states.
Trump’s team plans on spending $4.8 million over the next 10 days across Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Clinton’s campaign, however, is spending almost twice as much during the same window, reaching a total of $8.7 million.
Trump’s campaign on Friday unveiled its first campaign ad of the general presidential election, arguing Clinton’s immigration policies stack the deck against voters.
“In Hillary Clinton’s America, the system stays rigged against Americans,” the narrator says in the clip.
“Syrian refugees flood in. Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting Social Security benefits, skipping the line. Our border open, it’s more of the same, but worse."