DNC Books 22M in Fall Ads to Bolster 'Get Out the Vote' Efforts in Battleground States

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Posted: Apr 06, 2020 11:05 AM
DNC Books 22M in Fall Ads to Bolster 'Get Out the Vote' Efforts in Battleground States

Source: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced Monday morning that the Democratic operation reserved $22 million in Youtube ads for the fall. This move lays the groundwork for tough battles in 14 swing states, after former presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg bankrolled $18 million from his presidential campaign to the DNC for battleground states. 

The targeted states include Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. The ad buy is intended to elevate get-out-the-vote efforts for the eventual nominee, likely former Vice President Joe Biden, and down-ballot candidates.

Although monumental spending for the DNC, the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee (RNC) continue to bring in record fundraising numbers, at the end of February, the RNC has $76.8 million in cash-on-hand, compared to the DNC’s $14.1 million. 

The DNC already postponed their summer convention, moving the original June date to August. Former Vice President Biden has virtually locked up the nomination, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) is staying in the fight, once again.