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Knight Foundation provides $45,000
in new support

Election campaign advertising by outside groups continues to break records; Knight Foundation provides $45,000 in new support to Wesleyan Media Project to promote more transparency in elections MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Feb. 18, 2016 – Interest group involvement in television advertising is breaking records in the presidential primary, the Wesleyan Media Project reports today in its first 2016 analysis of political advertising in the presidential race and Senate campaigns. The project is made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Wesleyan University. The report shows that advertising in the GOP primary is up 22 percent…
Wesleyan Media Project
February 18, 2016
2016 ElectionsReleases

Clinton and Sanders Even in Ad War,
Cruz and Rubio Gain on Bush in S. Carolina

Outside Group Ads Continue to Flood Airwaves in Record Numbers, Republican Ads Attack Rubio, Rubio Attacks Clinton February 18, 2016 Report Highlights • Clinton, Sanders, Bush most ads this cycle • South Carolina ad leaders • Nevada ad leaders • GOP ad spending nearly triples from 2012 • Comparing GOP and Dem ad volume and spending • Outside group sponsors in GOP race • GOP outside group types • Ad tone in GOP and Dem races • Attacks on other candidates • Issues featured in ads • Dark money in Senate races • Senate advertising volume (MIDDLETOWN, CT) February 18,…
Wesleyan Media Project
February 18, 2016