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Sanders Is Outspending Clinton on the Airwaves This Week

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign this week is outspending Hillary Clinton's in terms of political advertisements, according to ad-spending data from NBC News partner SMG Delta.

Sanders has spent a combined $900,000 over the airwaves in the early nominating states, while Clinton has spent slightly more than $750,000 in those same states. For the entire presidential race, Clinton has outspent Sanders over the airwaves, $13.8 million to $9.6 million.

The Vermont senator certainly has enough money: The Sanders campaign said it raised $33 million in the 4th fundraising quarter (from October to December) -- just $4 million less than Clinton's haul.

The biggest overall ad spender this week was Jeb Bush and his allies, with his campaign and Super PAC spending a whopping $4.8 million in ads - more than five times what Sanders has spent.

The biggest ad spenders this week (from Jan. 3-9):

  • Team Bush: $4.8 million in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and national cable
  • Team Rubio: $3.8 million in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and national cable
  • Team Trump: $1.2 million in Iowa and New Hampshire
  • Team Sanders: $904,000 in Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina
  • Team Clinton: $758,000 in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina
  • Team Christie: $721,000 in New Hampshire
  • Team Kasich: $640,000 in New Hampshire
  • Team Cruz: $463,000 in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina
  • Team Carson: $340,000 in Iowa