Election 2016

Report: Clinton Campaign Pulling Ads from Virginia

The Clinton campaign and pro-Clinton PACs have already pulled their ad spending from Colorado and according to reports the campaign will also pull their ad spending from Virginia.

The campaign’s new television ad buy, which begins next Tuesday, consists of Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The reservations, which could easily be amended in the future, run through Labor Day. [...]

It comes just two weeks after Colorado fell off the list of states comprising Clinton’s ad reservations — and Colorado isn’t part of the new flight, either.

Why are they doing this?

Because as things stand right now, red Arizona and Georgia are closer than Virginia and Colorado. Some polls have even shown Texas being closer than what are traditionally considered to be "battleground" or swing states.

Recent polls show Clinton leading in both Arizona and Georgia, but I don't think anyone is entirely convinced, at least not yet, that either or both states could turn blue. That could change if polls conducted in the coming weeks continue to show Trump losing ground in these red states.

Meanwhile, the Trump campaign is not running ads in any state at all because the Trump campaign does not really exist.

  • muselet

    As Bob keeps saying, DON’T GET HAPPY.

    This news, though, makes me smile just the least little bit.


  • Toolymegapoopoo

    I’m no longer hoping for a Clinton win. I’m hoping for a complete electoral sweep. Trump basically conceded his inevitable loss with the whole “it will be rigged” bullshit. He knows he is going to lose. He wants to build some publicity for his next foray into the reality TV show world. I would like to see him fail at that as well. The best way to push him and his supporters into the footnotes of history will be for Clinton to absolutely destroy him in the general election.

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      Careful what you ask for.

      Unchecked power for either side – even one I like – is not a good thing.

      • Toolymegapoopoo

        I fail to see how a vast majority of Americans rejecting Trump and his psychotic ideas and followers is “unchecked.” Even with an electoral sweep (very unlikely considering the fact that shit holes like Alabama and Mississippi continue to exist thanks to Federal assistance), the House is unlikely to swing to the Dems. Is that check enough for you?

      • Aynwrong

        Right now, “unchecked power” would be a glorious slap in the face to the entire GOP. And it is absolutely the only lesson or consequence they would feel in any way at all.

      • Yeah, both sides don’t “do it” so a complete electoral sweep by the Democrats would finally let the government solve some problems that are only still problems because of the Republicans.

        • Zen Diesel

          If unchecked power finally force the Republicans to drop the Ayn Rand St. Ronnie Raygun bible, I am all for it.