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

November 14, 2012

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)