How Much Money Was Spent Bashing China During the U.S. Election?

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Someone actually crunched the numbers on this, although the study did not include all of the Senate or any the House races. I’m not sure what I expected, but the total is by no means low:

According to Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group, the two presidential campaigns spent a combined $45.7 million on television advertising that discussed China and trade. Additionally, candidates in four Senate elections tracked by the group – Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Indiana — spent another $8.6 million in China trade spots. (Wall Street Journal)