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Tue June 22, 2010
Ad campaigns are ramping up
By Laura Weber, Michigan Public Radio Network
LANSING, MI –
The candidates for governor are beginning to buy up more ad time on television as the August primary is just as few weeks away.
Republican candidate Rick Snyder has outspent the other candidates with his well-known "One Tough Nerd" commercial. And this week Attorney General Mike Cox is ramping up his TV time as well.
Rich Robinson is with Michigan Campaign Finance Network. He says Snyder and Cox spent the most on ads by the end of May.
"Nobody else was showing up in any kind of a significant way," Robinson says.
Snyder and Cox are running against GOP candidates Congressman Pete Hoekstra, Oakland Country Sheriff Mike Bouchard and state Senator Tom George. Snyder and Cox were the early leaders in fundraising.
Democratic candidate House Speaker Andy Dillon has begun running a television commercial as well. He is running against Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, who is waiting to snag TV time closer to the primary.
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