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Clinton Airs New Ads and Trump Airs First Ads in Ohio and Other Battleground States

photo of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

This weekend will bring a new barrage of TV ads in Ohio and other battleground states – including the first spots from Republican Donald Trump. 

Trump’s first ad contrasts his view of what the US will be like under a Hillary Clinton administration with his plans on what appear to be his favorite issues – the border with Mexico, immigration and national security.


The ads, which start airing on Friday, are part of a two week, $4 million dollar buy in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

Meanwhile, Clinton plans to spend $17 million on new ads in those same states along with three others.

Ohio saw more Clinton ads last week than any other state did, and one analyst says a Clinton ad aired in Ohio once every eight minutes last week.