Barack Obama Buying $700k+ In New York Ads

Barack Obama‘s campaign has announced the purchase of nearly $750,000 in advertising on New York television stations in preperation for the February 5 primary.

This is a bit surprising… Obama was not expected to purchase ads in the market due to, of course, New York being Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s home state. However, the ads (which are expected to include heavy placement on shows like Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Oprah) indicate that Obama is betting heavily on winning in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The irony? A few hours after Obama’s announcement, the Clinton camp announced they were buying $700,000 in ads of their own… for the same programs as Obama.

Gotta love politics.