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Trump Campaign Slashes Ad Spending in Key States in Cash Crunch

  • Re-election effort has spent more than $820 million so far
  • Trump cuts to zero its advertising in Michigan, Pennsylvania
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Trump Slashes TV AD Spending
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President Donald Trump’s campaign is scaling back its television advertising spending and in some cases abandoning it altogether for now in key states, facing a cash crunch brought on by huge investments in staff and operations.

Trump’s re-election campaign vowed last month to saturate voters early with ads in battleground states where voters cast large numbers of ballots before Election Day. But with 50 days until the election, the campaign is canceling ads in states he’ll need to win. In those crucial states, Trump lags Democratic nominee Joe Biden in polling, and Biden has more money to spend.