Spending on television ads for the 2012 election has already reached $23 million. About half of that amount has been spent by the conservative super PAC American Crossroads, an analysis of data by The Washington Post revealed
As of Nov. 20, American Crossroads has spent $11.2 million on television ads aired across the country. The spending has been focused on the Washington, D.C. area, where media buys totaled $1.2 million, Denver, which accounted for $805,000, and Tampa, $539,000, the Post reported.
The Democratic National Committee spent $5.2 million and Americans for Prosperity, a tea party group associated with the Koch brothers, spent $3 million, according to the Post.
In the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, the big spenders are Texas. Rep. Ron Paul
, R-Texas, who dropped $900,000 on ads followed by Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, with $800,000.
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