GOP contenders Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley spent more than $6.7 million on television ads appearing between November and mid-January in Iowa metros.
While Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is in a distant second for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination behind President Donald Trump, he’s taking the lead in television advertisement spending ahead of the 2024 Iowa Caucus.
According to an Epoch Times analysis of Federal Communications Commission disclosures released by broadcasters in the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and Sioux City, Iowa, metro areas as well as Omaha, Nebraska, more than $10 million has been spent on TV ads that have appeared or will appear between November and Jan. 15, 2024, on the affiliates of the four major networks: ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Omaha was included in the analysis because of its proximity to Council Bluffs, Iowa.
While the internet continues to change the way Americans communicate, candidates and their affiliated political action committees are still spending millions to get their message in front of voters watching news, primetime and daytime entertainment, and major sporting events on TV.
As of Nov. 20, $10.2 million has been spent on TV…
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