The new DNC rules were supposed to open up the process. And they have.
To, Marianne “Sickness is an Illusion” Williamson, Andrew “Give Everyone $1,000” Yang, and Tom Steyer.
Steyer, who has no real base, is just outright buying a spot.
The Steyer campaign has spent more than $7 million on TV and digital ads during its first month, according to data provided by social media companies and an analysis of Federal Communications Commission filings available in the OpenSecrets political ad database.
The two DNC metrics are poll numbers and donor numbers. Steyer bought enough name recognition to secure the donor numbers.
Of the three polls in which Tom Steyer has achieved at least 2 percent, two were conducted in Iowa while one was conducted in South Carolina. He has yet to hit 2 percent in any national polls.
To attract new donors, Steyer’s digital ads target voters across the country and ask for contributions of just $1. During its first month, the campaign spent about $3.5 million on digital ads: $2.6 million on Facebook, nearly $700,000 on Google and more than $200,000 on Twitter.
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