How Much Is The RNC Spending On Donald Trump Ads?

The number might shock you

(Politico) The Republican National Committee insists that it’s doing everything in its power to elect Donald Trump, but as Trump gets clobbered on the TV airwaves by his well-funded Democratic rival, the RNC has been conspicuously absent.

A POLITICO analysis of campaign finance records reveals that the committee has not spent anything on commercials boosting Trump since he emerged as the party’s likely nominee.

That’s right: $0. Nada. Zilch. The typically spend tens of millions on TV, radio, and other things like mailers. Now? Bumpkiss. Why?

RNC chief of staff Katie Walsh said that the committee is not going to spend any more money this cycle on television ad IEs, but that the decision is completely unrelated to Trump.

Rather, she said it stems from a strategic calculation made soon after the 2012 election that “that is not an efficient use of party committee dollars to spend money on television.” Pointing to a report that assessed the shortcomings of Republican efforts in the 2012 election, she said RNC leaders determined that the party’s money was better invested in data-driven voter contact operations.

Real or spin? Could it be that they just don’t feel it’s worth the bother, when the candidate himself barely bothers with TV ads? I don’t know about you, but, I rarely see an official Trump TV commercial or hear a radio ad. If I had to guess, I’ll see/hear 1 for every ten official Hillary ones. Most pro-Trump/anti-Hillary are by independent groups.

Despite the Democratic National Committee’s lack of any IE spending, Clinton and groups supporting her had outspent Trump and his allies on ads $189 million to $50 million through the end of last week, according to advertising data compiled by the firm Advertising Analytics for NBC News.

The big donors who typically hook up PACs and such aren’t reaching deep into their pockets in support of Trump.

But, really, what of the Trump campaign itself?

(Wall Street Journal) Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are spending millions to flood swing-state airwaves with campaign ads in the final weeks of the presidential election. But because Mrs. Clinton’s team typically books hers much earlier, her dollars are going further.

Mrs. Clinton paid $770 to air a 30-second spot Monday during the drama “Timeless” on Fort Myers, Fla.’s WBBH, according to Federal Communications Commission filings that were confirmed by the TV station. Mr. Trump paid about $300 more for his ad on the same show.

Trump is paying more because they are booking later, because they really don’t seem to know what they’re doing.

The article also highlights the overall discrepancy on spending. In comparison, Romney and the groups supporting him had spend $550 million in 2012. Obama and his groups spent $500 million. Hillary and the groups that support her are sitting at $325 million. Trump’s number? $78 million.

He is finally booking lots of spots, but, she had a two month head start. How much will late in the game ads make a difference? I guess we’ll see. But, the spending, or, rather, lack thereof by the RNC shows how much they’ve just washed their hands of the whole thing.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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10 Responses to “How Much Is The RNC Spending On Donald Trump Ads?”

  1. john says:

    Didn’t Trump say he was planning on self funding? If he is worth 10 billion why not spend one to be POTUS?
    1 of his 10 billion would completely pay for anything he might want to do for his campaign.
    More lies from Trump? like showing his taxes?

  2. john says:

    And look at all those women lining up to say how he sexually assaulted them. His polls are still crashing. Should GOP politicians commit electoral suicide by sticking with him?

  3. Liam Thomas says:


    Seriously dude, get over it….the GOP cannot replace trump now even if they wanted to.

    Two very important reasons.

    1. HE WON the GOP PRIMARIES and secured the nomination….the prescendent set would be staggering…denying the will of the GOP voters.

    2. But secondly and most importantly the reason they cannot get this done is changing tickets would essentially put a third party on the ballot(Leaving Trump and Pence on the ballot) and in most states there simply is not enough time to get the new candidates on the ballot….and what about early voting?

    There is a reason why the left has been holding all this stuff till October and not releasing it in July…..had they done this in july or june….Its most likely Hillary would be running against CRUZ and most likely losing……Emails revealed they were terrified anyone but Trump would win the GOP.

    Many of us were horrified he WOULD win the Nomination….HE SIMPLY TOOK ALL THE TEAPARTY TALKING POINTS and shouted them over and over and over again until this morning….endearing himself to the never hillary, never obama and never a GOP establishment again…..people…..but other then that….hes never ever had a chance to win this thing

  4. Jeffery says:

    The first poll taken completely after the 2nd debate was released, a FOX News poll at that, Clinton up by +8. The previous FOX News poll had her up by only +4.

    The LA Times/USC tracking poll has them tied, after Trump has been up by 4 to 7 points for the past couple of months.

    It looks as if Trump is losing votes, and Clinton gaining votes.

    Trump and his supporters think the polls are rigged and in cahoots with the global bankers.

    Trump says his election will prevent the end of America, LOL. Only he can prevent the total annihilation of Earth, LOL. Maybe he plans to grab the Earth by its pussy, take a TicTac and stick his tongue in its mouth.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Ayotte (R-NH), Johnson (R-WI), Kirk (R-IL), Toomey (R-PA), Coats’ (R-IN) “successor” is behind. Only the Reid (D-NV) appears threatened on the Dem side, where Heck leads by two.

    50/50 seats with a President Clinton gives the Dems the advantage.

  6. drowningpuppies says:

    What was your MOS, little guy?

    Being you claimed to be an Army vet why can’t you answer?

  7. drowningpuppies says:

    Are you embarrassed or just lying?
    Which is it, little guy?

  8. Jeffery says:

    A federal judge ordered Trump to court regarding his rape of a 13 year old girl.

    Classy guy! Thanks for nominating this piece of American detritus.

  9. Jeffery says:

    And did you read where the POS Trump thinks he’s too good to share a foxhole with American hero John McCain, saying, “I wouldn’t want to be in the foxhole with a lot of these guys”.

    What would this turd know about sacrifice? Trump and each of his supporters should be ashamed and should apologize.

  10. Jeffery says:


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