Why Trump’s Campaign Woes Are Good for Local TV

By Kevin Eck 

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For the first time in this election, Donald Trump is spending money for airtime in Wisconsin.

The Associated Press reports Trump will spend about $600,000 for campaign ads in the state after a recent Marquette University Law School poll showed Hillary Clinton’s lead in Wisconsin has widened in the last three weeks.

One of the ads Trump is airing goes after Clinton for saying half of Trump’s supporters are “deplorable.”

“Clinton’s Wisconsin campaign spokeswoman Gillian Drummond had no comment on the ad buys,” reports the AP.

Politico reported today that the RNC hasn’t spent a dime on TV for Trump:

That’s a stark departure from recent elections. In 2008 and 2012, the RNC spent tens of millions of dollars on so-called independent expenditures — principally TV ads, but also direct mail and phone banks — supporting its nominees or attacking their Democratic rivals.