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  •  The power of direct control of campaign funds (1+ / 0-)
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    It suggests different perceptions on which states are "swing states" between the campaigns and the superPACs.

    Nevertheless, the Obama campaign ad-buy there is serious, perhaps an attempt to "lock-down" CO with ads in the more conservative Colorado Springs market. (It seems similar in nature to the slightly bigger buy in the Roanoke-Lynchburg VA market.)

    "I hope; therefore, I can live."
    For SSP users, see my Tips for Swingnuts diary

    by tietack on Fri May 18, 2012 at 09:16:12 AM PDT

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    •  I don't read it as "different" perceptions (1+ / 0-)
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      Everyone agrees the swing states are more than the four in Romney's first ad buy.  It's just that the fact he picked four up front suggests something distinct about those four vs. the others.

      I wouldn't assume the superpacs don't assume the same things as Romney.  It's just that they have more money banked, no overhead (i.e., staff), and no reason to exist except to air TV ads, so they can spend freely everywhere rather than focusing more narrowly to marshal funds.

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      by DCCyclone on Fri May 18, 2012 at 11:25:35 AM PDT

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