2016 Election Media Monitors In-Depth Report
White Plains, NY (May 2, 2016) – Media Monitors, the leader in local media monitoring, released its update on the primary election and the spots that both parties have been running on radio in 82 major markets across America from April 22 to May 1, 2016.
Trump Moves Up to #2
As we get closer to knowing which candidates will be the nominees, the democratic spot totals on radio seem to be dipping, while the Republican battle between Trump and Cruz seems to be continuing.
Bernie Sanders campaign ran 1,920 spots in the last ten days, while the National Nurses United Patient Protection PAC added 33 spots bringing Sanders’ total to 1,953 spots.
Moving into 2nd place for the first time was Donald Trump with 970 ads purchased by his campaign.
Ted Cruz is in 3rd place with 495 spots aired by his campaign, 254 spots bought by the PAC Trusted Leadership, while the Club For Growth Action Super PAC added 47 spots. Keep The Promise I ran 25 spots promoting Cruz, the National Right To Life Victory Fund aired 21 spots and finally, the RI Right To Life Federal PAC threw in 25 more spots bringing the Pro-Cruz total advertisements to 867 spots in the last ten days.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign ran 398 spots and the American Federation of Teachers Solidarity added 100 bringing Clinton’s total to 498 spots.
The only negative spots being run are against Donald Trump and they are being purchased by Our Principles PAC. They ran 125 radio spots in the period April 22 to May 1, 2016.