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And the Total Amount Spent on Campaign Ads in Iowa Is...

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More than $70 million has been spent on advertisements in Iowa, according to the final batch of ad-spending numbers from SMG Delta before Monday’s Iowa caucuses.

The biggest overall spender in Iowa has been Jeb Bush’s Super PAC, which has aired nearly $15 million in ads in the Hawkeye State.

That’s followed by the nearly $12 million that Marco Rubio’s campaign, Super PAC, and 501c4 outside group have spent.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has aired more than $9 million in Iowa, while Bernie Sanders has spent $7.4 million.

As for the two leading Republicans in the Hawkeye State, Donald Trump has doled out $3.3 million on ads, while Ted Cruz (via his campaign and Super PACs) has spent $6 million.

Overall – in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and elsewhere – Team Bush has spent more than $62 million on ads, Team Rubio has spent $39 million, Team Sanders has spent $16.4 million, and Team Clinton has spent nearly $15 million.

Total Iowa ad spending so far

  • Team Bush: $14.9 million (all from the Right to Rise Super PAC)
  • Team Rubio: $11.8 million ($4.6 million from campaign, $4.7 million from Super PAC, $2.5million from 501c4
  • Team Clinton: $9.4 million (all but $50K from campaign)
  • Team Sanders: $7.4 million (all from campaign)
  • Team Cruz: $6.0 million ($2.2 million from campaign, rest from outside groups)
  • Team Trump: $3.3 million (all from campaign)
  • Team Carson: $3.5 million ($3.2 million from campaign, $300K from Super PAC)
  • Team Jindal: $3.3 million
  • Team Huckabee: $2 million (all from Super PAC)
  • Team Paul: $1.1 million
  • Team Walker: $1 million
  • Team Perry: $814,000
  • Team O’Malley: $219,000 (all from Super PAC)
  • Team Santorum: $3,000 (all from campaign)
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