Parties spend more than presidential candidates for ads

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For the first time in modern history, the Democratic and Republican parties spent more on TV advertising for president than their presidential candidates, according to a report being released today by New York University's Brennan Center for Justice and University of Wisconsin professor Ken Goldstein. The report, based on data from 75 larger media markets, said the parties spent $79.9 million on TV, the campaigns $67.1 million.

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