Who is spending what on TV in Nevada?

UPDATED, 2/16/16, 5 PM:

Hillary Clinton is now outspending Bernie Sanders on TV in Nevada, including $1.5 million to $1 million from today through the caucus. The totals: $4 million for Clinton to $3.9 million for Sanders.

The biggest spenders in the last week on the GOP side: Donald Trump has $400,000 (total of $460,000), Marco Rubio's SuperPac has $333,000 ($1 million total) and Ted Cruz's SuperPAC has $278,000 ($437,000 total) . Jeb Bush's Right to Rise has $145,000 ($700,000 total). 

UPDATED, 2/12/16, 9:30 AM:

Hillary and Bernie are now about even on TV. According to someone who has seen the buys, Bernie has bought $3.7 million, including $1.9 million from now through the caucus, and Hillary has upped her buy to $3.3 million total, including $1.9 million through the caucus.

On the GOP side, the Rubio and Cruz Super PACs just made big buys through the caucus. Conservative Solutions (Rubio) is now just under a million dollars, with half of that from now until Feb. 23; and Keep the Promise (Cruz) is just under half a million, about $400,000 from now until the caucus. The Bush Super PAC, Right to Rise, has invested $700,000, about a quarter of a million between now and the caucus.


UPDATED, 2/9/16, 2 PM:

How serious is Bernie Sanders about winning Nevada?

I've confirmed (from someone who has seen the buys) he just made a $1 million buy for the coming week (30-second and 60-second spots), bringing his total to $3.6 million spent on the airwaves -- twice what Hillary Clinton has bought overall and almost three times what she has on through the 15th. We'll see how long that lasts.

Rubio and his SuperPAC continue to dominate on the GOP side at $1.2 million, but I understand that Ted Cruz's Super PAC, Keep the Promise, is about to make a large buy. Right to Rise, the Jeb Super PAC, has spent $700,000.



In a measure of how important Hillary Clinton thinks Nevada may be -- hello, firewall -- she has increased her TV spending here, but she still lags behind Bernie Sanders.

On the GOP side, Marco Rubio's SuperPAC and his campaign have spent the most, showing how critical Nevada may be to his fortunes.

The numbers, according to an expert who tracks campaign spending, show Sanders has spent $1.7 million in Nevada compared to Clinton's $1.4 million. But Clinton has purchased more time in the last two weeks ($670,000) than Sanders ($565,000).

Said one smart Democratic observer: "Sanders demonstrated some serious organizational strength in Iowa to basically eliminate her lead on the ground. If that holds, Nevada should be competitive. Nevada will be the first real test in a Democratic electorate that looks more like America-- and his ability to compete in the general (e.g. will have to mobilize the diverse Democratic coalition)."

The Rubio-linked SuperPAC, Conservative Solutions, has spent just under $1 million, while the candidate has spent almost a quarter of a million, much more than any other combined effort. The only others with significant expenditures are the Jeb Bush SuperPAC, Right to Rise, which has ponied up more than half a million (and, as Ihave reported, been in the mail, too), and Ben Carson's campaign, which has spent $325,000.