Candidates Jeb Bush, a Republican, and Bernie Sanders, a Democrat, have aired the most spots since December, with 4,543 and 4,144 advertisements, respectively. Who haven’t we seen in local television ads? Ted Cruz. The Iowa caucus winner has barely put any media focus on New Hampshire, airing a meager 359 spots there since December.
These numbers reflect both ads sponsored by super pacs and the candidates’ campaigns. Since January, ads have aired at a fairly constant pace, without a significant increase in the number aired each day even as the primary approaches.