There’s a reason rich people are rich: they don’t spend a lot of money. When Donald Trump announced he’d be running for president, the world labeled him as “the only candidate who could self-fund his campaign.” Turns out, the billionaire isn’t spending nearly as much as Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, or any of his Republican rivals.
Tuesday, March 1st AKA “Super Tuesday” will be a turning point for presidential candidates as 12 states cast their votes. So far, Hillary Clinton has invested $4.1 million on advertisements in 11 of those states. As reported on NBC News, she is far outspending her socialist rival Bernie Sanders, who has spent $3.3 million in 5 states.
Clinton’s ads target Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia, while Sanders is focused on Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Colorado.
On the other side of the fence, Marco Rubio leads in ad spending with $1.2 invested in 8 states. Compare this to Ted Cruz’s paltry $185,000 in just 5 states.
Meanwhile, billionaire Donald Trump hasn’t spent a single penny on advertisements in Super Tuesday states.