North Carolina remains firmly in the top 10 of battleground states in terms of TV advertising money being spent in the presidential race.
A recent analysis by NBC News puts North Carolina at No. 3, where close to $10 million out of a total $95 million has been spent. That breaks down into almost $9 million for Hillary Clinton and $976,000 for Donald Trump. (Although that was before Trump’s first TV ad hit North Carolina and three other states on Friday — a $4.8 million buy in all.)
Pro-Clinton ads account for $85 million of that $95 million total.
In the NBC report, Florida leads in TV commercial spending by both sides, with $27 million spent so far. Ohio is second with $21 million.