Campaigns for state office in North Carolina spent a combined $52 MILLION on 97,000 television commercials during the 2016 campaign season, according to the Center for Public Integrity.
The race to be NC’s next Governor ended up being the second expensive race for a Governorship in the country this year, trailing only Missouri.
In all, the campaigns for Governor Pat McCrory and challenger Roy Cooper spent a combined total of $34.7 MILLION on 66,725 commercials.
The North Carolina Governor’s race has yet to be called, as Cooper only leads McCrory be a slim margin that could easily be undone once the recount McCrory requested is finalized.
Cooper’s slight lead in the vote tally is an extraordinarily small margin when compared to how much more money he spent on television ads than the Governor. According to CPI, Cooper spent virtually twice as much on TV ads, out spending the governor by a $13.4 million to $7.6 million margin.
You can view a full breakdown of the data compiled by the Center for Public Integrity on all of the money North Carolina campaigns spent on television ads in 2016 by CLICKING HERE.