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Biden Campaign Press Release - Biden for President Announces Inaugural General Election Advertising Flight

June 18, 2020

Campaign launches $15 million, five-week effort in six states Donald Trump won in 2016

Today, Biden for President announced the launch of a $15 million, five-week TV, digital, radio, and print advertising flight — our first major advertising program of the general election.

This campaign is launching on TV and digital in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, and Arizona, all states that Donald Trump carried in 2016. There will also be a national cable component that includes Fox News.

This campaign includes placing both English and Spanish-language content across Florida and in Arizona, a significant move early in the general election that reflects the thoughtfulness and seriousness of the campaign's outreach to the Latino community. Beginning on Friday, when the nation commemorates Juneteenth, the campaign is also making a six-figure investment in African American print, radio, and targeted digital programming in FL, MI, PA, WI, AZ, NC. We'll also run a targeted digital program online to amplify our message across all platforms.

"The ads feature Biden in his own voice. A voice of clarity and moral authority that the country desperately needs," said Patrick Bonsignore, Director of Paid Media, Biden for President. "The audio is pulled from his searing address on this moment in history from Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation. It was an address that Donald Trump could never give."

While the Trump campaign has invested millions of dollars to shore up his base with negative ad after negative ad in states he won in 2016, these ads offer the positive case for Joe Biden and reflect a campaign-wide strategy that sets out to create multiple pathways to 270 electoral votes with an expansive map, highlighting states like Arizona and North Carolina.

The paid media effort will be anchored around the following ads:

Watch "Unite Us" HERE.

Watch "My Commitment" HERE.

Watch "Cuentas" HERE.

Joseph R. Biden, Biden Campaign Press Release - Biden for President Announces Inaugural General Election Advertising Flight Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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