Donald Trump To Start Spending $2 Million A Week On Ads
Donald Trump has promised to spend $2 million on campaign ads every week in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina for the next few weeks.
In a campaign stop last Tuesday, the GOP front-runner said that his campaign was “$35 million” under budget, as he has not needed to spend on ads to get his message across via the media.
From Washington Times:
“I’ll be spending a minimum of $2 million a week and perhaps substantially more than that,” he told reporters Tuesday. “I’m going to be doing big ads in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and they’re going to be very substantial and I think they’re very well done; I’ve seen the first two or three of them.”
“We’re very proud of them,” he said. “We’re going to be talking about a lot of things, including the border, including trade, including ISIS and security for the country. We’re going to be talking about a lot of things in these commercials.”
“I don’t think I need to spend anything, and I’m very proud of the fact that I’ve spent the least and have the best result. In Nevada, the poll came out today – it was beyond,” he said. “I mean, it was 38 or 39 and everybody else is very low. But I feel I have an obligation even to myself, and to the country, to spend, and so we’re going to be spending a minimum of $2 million for the first and then we’ll see what happens, and if anybody goes after me, I will spend a lot of money against the people that go after me.”
Donald Trump’s campaign strategy worked very well in 2015: offend as many people as possible and see his poll numbers rise with the GOP. He probably realized there’s a limit to how many people he can offend at this point to generate news, so he’s looking to buy ads.
2016 will definitely be an interesting year.