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Republicans Have Spent over $100 Million on Iowa Ads Ahead of Caucus

Republican candidates and the groups supporting them have spent almost $105 million on ads in the Hawkeye State, and that figure is only expected to increase, according to reports.

According to a breakdown from AdImpact, the pro-Haley Super PAC, the SFA Fund, has spent the most, dropping 3.3 million on advertisements across the state. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s individual campaign has spent $1.3 million.

Former President Donald Trump’s campaign has dropped short of one million in Iowa — $954.1k.

Two groups supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Fight Right and Good Fight, have spent over $1 million in Iowa combined — $704.8k and $609k, respectively. DeSantis’s campaign, specifically, has dropped fewer than half a million on Iowa ads — $412.5k. That follows news of the other pro-DeSantis Super PAC Never Back Down actually backing down in Iowa, pulling all of its 2024 reservations not only in Iowa but New Hampshire as well following a series of major departures and internal drama:

Ryan Binkley, a Texas pastor who is also running in the GOP race, has spent $175.9k, and anti-woke businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, who is skipping the CNN debate ahead of the Iowa caucus, has spent $29.1k. Breitbart News revealed on Tuesday that Ramaswamy will be engaging in his own form of counterprogramming during the CNN debate, joining podcaster Tim Pool for a live audience show in Des Moines, Iowa.

The expected advertising does not stop there, either, as candidates and their groups are expected to drop at least another $7.5 million before Election Day, which is less than two weeks away, Both Haley and DeSantis hope to finish strong in the Hawkeye State as they have both struggled to put a dent in Trump’s lead.

Tuesday’s results from RealClearPolling show reason for concern, as Trump leads by an average of 32.7 points in Iowa with majority support — 51.3 percent. DeSantis and Haley are neck and neck, separated by 2.5 percent with 18.6 points and 16.1 points, respectively. Everyone else falls into the single digits.


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