The seven remaining presidential candidates and their affiliated super PACs have dumped more than $23 million on airtime in states voting on Super Tuesday, according to our ad buyer sources. The bulk of that money came from the Democratic side; both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders shelled out more than $6 million to buy TV and radio spots.
Here’s who spent, and where:
Cruz Cruz State Campaign PACs Alabama $471k $205k Arkansas $189k $465k Georgia $1.02m $430k Minnesota $10k Oklahoma $296k $556k Tennessee $651k $676k Texas $501k $477k Virginia $110k Total $3.14m $2.92m
Kasich Kasich State Campaign PACs Massachusetts $56k $109k Vermont $75k $57k Total $131k $166k
Rubio Rubio State Campaign PACs Alabama $14k $290k Arkansas $59k $196k Georgia $43k $222k Oklahoma $52k $163k Tennessee $125k $286k Virginia $169k $607k Vermont $58k Total $462k $1.82m
Trump Trump Anti- State Campaign PACs Trump* Alabama $215k Arkansas $129k $405k Georgia $278k Oklahoma $400k Tennessee $205k Texas $384k Virginia $225k Total $1.44m $805k
* The anti-Trump spending mostly came from the Club for Growth, which bought big in those states. Another anti-Trump super PAC spent a few thousand dollars on small ad buys.
Clinton Clinton State Campaign PACs Alabama $543k Arkansas $93k Colorado $769k Georgia $487k $186k Massachusetts $1.18m Minnesota $757k Oklahoma $535k Tennessee $433k $128k Texas $1.30m $91k Virginia $582k Vermont $23k Total $6.70m $405k
Sanders Sanders State Campaign PACs Alabama $95k Arkansas >$1k Colorado $1.78m $29k Massachusetts $1.79m Minnesota $1.49m Oklahoma $988k Texas $171k $22k Total $6.32m $51k
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is not on air, and hasn’t been since spending money in South Carolina before last Saturday’s primary.