Clinton Campaign Re-Starts Advertising in Blue States
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is back on the air with TV advertising in Virginia and Colorado, and has begun running ads in New Mexico and Michigan -- all states that have seemed safely out of play for most of the election cycle.
“The Trump campaign claims their path to White House is through states like these but we’re going to make sure those doors remain shut,” said campaign spokesperson Jesse Ferguson. “Fueled by record breaking fundraising in the last 72 two hours, we are supercharging our GOTV program with these ads to make sure voters know the urgency and the stakes of voting on November 8th.”
The ad buys -- at least $100,000 in each state -- come as Donald Trump announces a major advertising campaign of his own in these blue states, buoyed by the reemergence of the FBI probe into Clinton’s emails.
Clinton’s campaign said these ads are designed to help Clinton and down-ballot candidates finish strong, but it will likely be read as sign of nervousness. Clinton and the main super PAC supporting her campaign were confident about their position in Virginia and Colorado to stop running ads months ago, while Clinton has never run broadcast ads in the other states.