Trump campaign temporarily halts TV advertising in Michigan, but plans to outspend Biden 4-1

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President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is leaving the airwaves in Michigan for six weeks, but has spent four times as much money to reserve television ads through the election than presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.Presidential campaigns and political groups supporting them spent $52.5 million to reserve television ads in Michigan since February, according to data shared with MLive by ad-tracking firm Advertising Analytics. Trump and Biden were nearly even in the amount of money spent on TV ads from February to July — $3.6 million and $3.7 million respectively — and both campaigns said they are making big investments to spread their message to voters in Michigan.Trump and Biden already spent more on TV ads in Michigan by the start of August than the presidential nominees spent in 2016, according to an analysis by Ad Age. Trump committed nearly 10 times as much on ads in Michigan compared to his first campaign.Political groups supporting the two campaigns are also pouring money into television ads, primarily from a handful of Democrat-aligned groups. Trump won Michigan by less than one percent in 2016, becoming the first Republican to do so in nearly 30 years.Keep scrolling for a searchable database of TV ad spending in …

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