Georgia swimming in campaign dollars
September 6, 2022
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With just over two months until Election Day, Georgia continues to show why the state has become one of the nation’s prime midterm battlegrounds - with huge amounts of campaign money cascading into the state.
The media tracking group AdImpact reports that Georgia trails only California - with almost four times the population - when it comes to the total amount of money spent on political advertising.
Greg Bluestein has a look at the mad money race ahead of Election Day:
Georgia's top candidates and their allies have already devoted nearly $300 million to ads this election cycle, a once-unthinkable sum that now reflects the state's rise as a political battleground.
That's forced candidates and outside groups to dream up inventive ways to capture the attention of distracted voters — and to produce increasingly provocative ad campaigns designed to break through a cluttered media landscape.
Bluestein’s first line tells the story: “There’s so much political spending in Georgia this campaign season, some groups are literally giving money away.”
It’s estimated that over $24 million was spent on political ads in Georgia in the month of August - just for the U.S. Senate race.
That’s why we call it, “Swing State Georgia.”
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