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Sanders Narrowly Outspends Clinton in Ads in March 15 States

by Mark Murray /
Image: Election North Carolina
Voters line up before daylight to cast their ballots at Cary Fire Station 9 in Cary, North Carolina, on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Voters began going to the polls Tuesday in five make-or-break presidential nominating contests, with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton seeking to tighten their grip as their party's front runners. Republicans and Democrats will hold primary elections in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. Gerry Broome / AP

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Bernie Sanders has outspent Hillary Clinton in advertisements in the March 15 primary states, $6.3 million to $5.3 million overall, including in Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio, according to ad-spending data from SMG Delta.

Clinton, meanwhile, has outspent Sanders in Florida and Illinois.

In the Republican race, outside GOP groups attacking Donald Trump have spent nearly $13 million combined in these states – not including the millions that Marco Rubio’s Super PAC has aired against Trump.

Indeed, Rubio’s Super PAC has spent $8.2 million alone in Florida. Here the numbers:

  • Clinton: $737,000
  • Sanders: $365,000
  • Rubio: $8.2 million
  • Anti-Trump: $7.4 million (American Future Fund, Club for Growth, Our Principles PAC)
  • Trump: $2.2 million
  • Cruz: $391,000
  • Clinton: $1.4 million
  • Sanders: $1.3 million
  • Anti-Trump: $4.3 million
  • Rubio: $1.6 million
  • Cruz: $610,000
  • Kasich: $221,000
  • Trump: $125,000
  • Sanders: $1.4 million
  • Clinton: $375,000
  • Cruz: $777,000
  • Rubio: $384,000
  • Anti-Trump: $275,000
  • Trump: $211,000
  • Sanders: $2.3 million
  • Clinton: $2.1 million
  • Kasich: $2.2 million
  • Trump: $1.4 million
  • Anti-Trump: $795,000
  • Cruz: $159,000

North Carolina

  • Sanders: $972,000
  • Clinton: $640,000
  • Cruz: $1.0 million
  • Trump: $234,000

SOURCE: SMG Delta

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