Obama's $150 Million Election Spree

His cash bonanza gives Obama lots of leeway in how to place ads on national, local, and cable TV, while McCain has to pick his spots
Barack Obama at a rally at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, Virginia, Oct. 22, 2008 Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

When college football fans watch the big Penn State vs. Ohio State game on Saturday, Oct. 25, there will be more going on than smash-mouth football. There will be smash-mouth politics, at least during the advertising breaks. It's the best chance before the Nov. 4 election for Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama to reach male voters, especially white male voters in two of the remaining swing states, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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