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The Ad War: Clinton Outspends Trump by More Than $40 Million

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledges supporters during a campaign rally, where she received the endorsement of U.S. President Barack Obama (R), in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., July 5, 2016.
Jonathan Ernst | Reuters
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledges supporters during a campaign rally, where she received the endorsement of U.S. President Barack Obama (R), in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., July 5, 2016.

Hillary Clinton and her allies are outspending Donald Trump and the groups supporting him over the airwaves by a whopping 15-to-1 margin, according to ad-spending data from SMG Delta.

Team Clinton has spent $45 million on ads so far in the general election, with $19 million coming from the campaign and another $26 million from the pro-Clinton Super PAC Priorities USA.

That's compared with nearly $3 million for Team Trump -- with $1.5 million coming from the National Rifle Association and $1.3 million from the Super PAC Rebuilding America Now.

The Trump campaign itself has yet to spend a single cent on a TV or radio ad in the general election.

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This ad-spending disparity is even wider in the battleground states, given that Rebuilding America Now's $1.3 million has been on cable TV, not in the battlegrounds.

Total Ad Spending To Date

Team Clinton: $45 million ($26 million from Priorities USA, $19 million from campaign)

Team Trump: $2.8 million ($1.5 million from NRA, $1.3 million from Rebuilding America Now).