$2.6 million. That’s how much more John Fetterman has spent on ads in the Democratic primary so far than Conor Lamb has. Fetterman’s campaign has spent $4 million as of Thursday evening, per AdImpact, while Lamb has spent $1.4 million. But Lamb has also had support from the super PAC Pennsylvania Progress, which has spent nearly $1.1 million on ads. State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta has spent just $262,000.
The disparity is a product of Fetterman’s broader financial advantage in the race. So far, he’s raised $15.1 million, while Lamb has raised $5.7 million. Fetterman also had more cash on hand, with $4.2 million in his campaign account as of March 31, while Lamb’s campaign had $2.2 million.
Lamb’s campaign has reserved $1.8 million more in future airtime through the primary, which exceeds Fetterman’s $671,000 according to AdImpact’s tracking. But that can change fast, as the candidates set their strategies for the final stretch.
More than $45 million has been spent so far on TV, radio and digital ads in the GOP primary, according to data provided by ad tracker AdImpact. Mehmet Oz, David McCormick and Honor Pennsylvania, a super PAC backing McCormick, have each spent over $11 million on ads in the primary race. American Leadership Action, a similar super PAC backing Oz, has spent just over $3 million on advertising in the primary so far.
Here are the latest ads released and approved by the campaigns since our last edition on April 12. Super PAC ads are not included.
Mehmet Oz: President Trump and Sean Hannity Endorse Dr. Oz (0:30)
Quotable: “Like I’ve been saying, Dr. Oz is the America First candidate.”
Dave McCormick: Oz Loves Masks (0:30)
Quotable: “I don’t understand what the argument is about masks. They don’t take our freedoms. They give us freedom.”
Carla Sands: America First (0:30)
Quotable: “It’s time Pennsylvania has an America First senator.”
John Fetterman: LGBTQIA+ Rights (0:53)
Quotable: “I can’t think of anything more un-American than to single out a group and deny them the basic fundamental protections that we all deserve as citizens.”
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