Governor’s race ads drive campaign spending |


Governor’s race ads drive campaign spending |

All but $100,000 of this year’s Georgia television spending has been in the governor’s race, as Republican incumbent Nathan Deal tries to withstand a challenge from Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter.

In Georgia, CPI found that Carter and Deal have each spent about $2.2 million from their own campaigns.

According to CPI estimates, $1.8 million of Deal’s total includes ads touting the governor, while he spent $383,100 on negative spots aimed at his Democratic opponent. Deal also benefited from a $787,000 ad blitz by the Republican Governors Association, all of it on spots attacking Carter.

Carter’s distribution was slightly more in favor of positive ads, with $2 million on ads promoting his candidacy and $193,000 on negative ads targeting Deal. The Democratic Governors Association reported no television spending on Carter’s behalf.

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