Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign reportedly canceled more than $1.6 million in ads slated for next week, most of them in Florida and Ohio, which are key battleground states.
Politico's Shane Goldmacher on Friday tweeted a graphic "per ad tracker" that showed a breakdown of canceled buys:
Where Trump has cancelled buys next week, per ad tracker: pic.twitter.com/KzLBhI3o3Q— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) October 7, 2016
But Trump senior communications advisor Jason Miller on Friday took to Twitter and seemed to suggest the movement doesn't mean a decline in advertising by the campaign; rather it shows a ramp-up leading to Election Day:
1/2 A few media buying updates on our increased media spend, which is growing by an extra $1M. State-by-state levels remain roughly same… https://t.co/eFIzjF3MET— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) October 7, 2016
2/2 Our data-driven campaign is shifting resources from over-performing markets to new battlegrounds w/in the battlegrounds. Buy is growing.— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) October 7, 2016
Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, citing two sources, on Friday tweeted that the ad money "is being plowed back into states to increase the buys, but not apparently for next week's reservations."
Two campaign sources say the ad money is being plowed back into states to increase the buys,but not apparently for next week's reservations— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 7, 2016
The Trump campaign on Friday didn't immediately reply to TheBlaze's request for comment on the matter.