Originally published: January 18, 2012
Last updated: January 18, 2012 - 9:55pm
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has requested advertising rates in a number of key states, a sign that it could be close to airing its first television commercials of the 2012 race.
The president's campaign has sought the advertising information in 14 states, including Florida, Ohio and Virginia, expected to be heavily contested by Obama and his Republican opponent, according to a person familiar with the request. The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the campaign's internal deliberations and requested anonymity. No decision has been made on when to begin putting television ads on the air, the person familiar with the request said. By making the inquiries for ad rates, the campaign is laying the foundation to begin a television advertising campaign in states that will be prized by both Obama and Romney in the general election. The campaign has requested the ad rates in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
- Obama, Allies Outspent GOP Rivals in August
- Obama 2012 Campaign Begins Buying Ad Time In Swing States
- Obama Floods Florida Airwaves
- Obama campaign keeps ads off Colorado airwaves all week
- Pro-Romney Super PAC launches new ad wave
- Election 2012: Obama Outspends Romney On TV Front
- Obama's ad campaign extends to more states
- President Obama launches new $25M ad campaign in nine swing states
- TV broadcasters enjoy spoils of political wars
- Did better data crunching carry Obama back to White House?
- Rove super-PAC launches $25 million swing-state ad blitz
- TV Political Ad Revenue on $2.6 Billion Pace
- TV stations stand to gain in campaign
- What's next for Obama campaign's tech wiz Reed
- With more control over campaign cash, Obama gets more discounts on advertising