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Presidential campaigns pouring money into NC TV ads

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

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.

Craig Jarvis: 919-829-4576, @CraigJ_NandO