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Trump Campaign Canceling Ad Buy In Swing States Amid Concerns About Spending

The Trump re-election campaign is pulling television ads from the air in several swing states including Ohio, Iowa, and Nevada, amid concerns about over-spending and a smaller-than-expected August fundraising haul.

The president did haul in a record amount of money in August — a staggering $210 million — but the number fell short of what 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, pulled in. Biden’s campaign collected a whopping $364.5 million — the largest amount raised in a single month of fundraising in presidential campaign history.

With just 50 days left in the 2020 presidential campaign, the change from blanket spending to “strategic spending” is an odd one for an incumbent, but the Trump 2020 operation says its reallocating funds to strategies that are working, rather than spending money on large-scale advertising on basic cable television. While Biden is blanketing the airwaves, the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee say they’re investing in a ground campaign, knocking doors and contacting likely voters, instead.