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NC No. 4 in Clinton-Trump TV ads last week

Been seeing a lot of the presidential candidates in TV commercials during the Olympics?

A new analysis shows battleground North Carolina was No. 4 in the nation last week for TV ads in support of and against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The Center for Public Integrity on Tuesday said it found that ads by Clinton and her allies aired more than three times as many TV spots as Trump ads — an average of about one every eight minutes.

The center counted 1,686 North Carolina ads last week. The ad buys came from Clinton and pro-Clinton organizations Women Vote and Priorities USA Action, while pro-Trump Rebuilding America Now PAC and the NRA Political Victory Fund are also buying ads here.

Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania had the most ads; Iowa and Nevada trailed North Carolina.

The Center for Public Integrity found that nationwide, there were more than 12,000 presidential TV ads, and pro-Clinton forces accounted for more than 80 percent of them.

The analysis is based on Kantar Media/CMAG data.

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