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Clinton Is Spending A Lot More Money Than Trump

Donald Trump released his first TV advertisement of the general election last week. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton and the main super PAC supporting her have already spent $65.8 million combined on TV ads in nine battleground states. The podcast crew talks about how much TV ads matter and how the campaigns are spending their money on the whole. The Trump campaign’s recent Federal Election Commission filings show that it has spent relatively little money on expanding its staff and ground game, leaving it to rely largely on the Republican National Committee.

The team also looks at Trump’s decision to hire a pollster, Kellyanne Conway, as his campaign manager.

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