Obama And Romney Spent $1.1 Million in Days Leading to Colorado Ad Freeze
Election year politics has been put on hold at least temporarily in the swing state of Colorado today in the wake of last night’s tragedy in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Both President Barack Obama and his GOP challenger Mitt Romney — as well as some big-spending super PACs supporting the candidates — announced they would pull all advertising from the state out of respect for the victims of the mass shooting at an early-morning screening of the latest Batman film.
A quick analysis of weekly ad spending posted by National Journal’s election spending tool finds that the Obama campaign had spent more than $1.06 million on advertising in the state since Monday alone, and more than $9.5 million since May 1. The Romney campaign meanwhile had spent more than $642,000 in Colorado this week before it pulled its advertising in the state today. All told, team Romney has so spent about $3.9 milliion overall since May 1.