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Follow the Money: Tracking TV Spending on the Kavanaugh Nomination

See which groups are buying airtime in the fight over Trump’s SCOTUS pick — and even view the ads.

Published: July 26, 2018
The battle over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomin­a­tion to the U.S. Supreme Court could attract record amounts of spend­ing. In addi­tion to groups whose iden­tit­ies and posi­tions are well-known, groups that do not disclose their donors will likely play an unpre­ced­en­ted role in the fight.
 
As a tool for report­ers, advoc­ates, and the public, the Bren­nan Center is using the chart below to track all tele­vi­sion ad spend­ing around the nomin­a­tion, includ­ing the cost of indi­vidual ad buys, spend­ers’ iden­tit­ies, target markets, and more so you can easily see who’s wield­ing influ­ence, and how, to determ­ine the makeup of the nation’s highest court. We’ll be updat­ing the chart each week as new data becomes avail­able, and we’ll high­light the most note­worthy devel­op­ments.
 

* These ads were launched before the nomin­a­tion of Brett Kavanaugh.

Kantar Media/CMAG estim­ates last updated on Octo­ber 8, 2018


Tele­vi­sion Advert­ise­ments


June 29, 2018 – Another Great Justice

This ad says that “Pres­id­ent Trump has proven that he wants the best of the best on the Supreme Court” and warns that “like they did before, extrem­ists will lie and attack the nominee.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $139,400

* This ad was launched before the nomin­atiwhon of Brett Kavanaugh.


July 6, 2018 – If Trump Has His Way Murkowski

This ad says “if Donald Trump has his way, the next Supreme Court will turn the court against a woman’s consti­tu­tional right to safe, legal abor­tion."

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $18,900

* This ad was launched before the nomin­a­tion of Brett Kavanaugh.

 

July 6, 2018 – If Trump Has His Way Collins

This ad says “if Donald Trump has his way, the next Supreme Court will turn the court against a woman’s consti­tu­tional right to safe, legal abor­tion."

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $33,320

* This ad was launched before the nomin­a­tion of Brett Kavanaugh.


July 7, 2018 – Strong and Inde­pend­ent Murkowski

This ad says that when “politi­cians tried to under­mine the liberty of women, she [Sen. Murkowski] stood up and said no.”

Spon­sor: Amer­ican Civil Liber­ties Union of Alaska

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $39,420

* This ad was launched before the nomin­a­tion of Brett Kavanaugh.


July 7, 2018 – Inde­pend­ent Voice Collins

This ad says “when politi­cians tried to under­mine the liberty of women, she [Sen. Collins] stood up and said no,” and argues that Trump’s “nominee must publicly declare a posi­tion on Roe.”

Spon­sor: Amer­ican Civil Liber­ties Union of Maine

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $117,880

* This ad was launched before the nomin­a­tion of Brett Kavanaugh.


July 9, 2018 – The Decid­ing Vote 60

This ad argues “your most funda­mental right to self-defense could be extin­guished,” and argues that “we are the last place on earth that still believes in the funda­mental, self-given right to self defense, and we don’t care if we’re the last ones in the arena.”

Spon­sor: National Rifle Asso­ci­ation

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $112,980

* This ad was launched before the nomin­a­tion of Brett Kavanaugh.


July 11, 2018 – What We Know Murkowski

This ad argues “Trump says he’d only pick justices who would reverse Roe v. Wade,” and who would “over­turn the Afford­able Care Act.”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $35,000


July 11, 2018  – What We Know Collins

This ad argues “Trump says he’d only pick justices who would reverse Roe v. Wade,” and who would “over­turn the Afford­able Care Act.”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $72,700


July 13, 2018 – Best of the Best

This ad says Kavanaugh’s “life has been defined by hard work and excel­lence,” and char­ac­ter­izes Kavanaugh as “strong and inde­pend­ent, he applies the consti­tu­tion just as it was writ­ten.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $332,470


July 13, 2018 – Thanks to Senator Joe Manchin

This ad warns that “Kavanaugh refused to uphold key patient protec­tions in the past, and if he joins the court, he could vote to end these protec­tions for good.”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $155,830


July 13, 2018 – Thanks to Senator Heitkamp

This ad warns that “Kavanaugh refused to uphold key patient protec­tions in the past, and if he joins the court, he could vote to end these protec­tions for good.”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $107,430


July 13, 2018 – Thanks to Senator Donnelly

This ad warns that “Kavanaugh refused to uphold key patient protec­tions in the past, and if he joins the court, he could vote to end these protec­tions for good.”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $90,800


July 16, 2018 – Grand Slam

This ad says Kavanaugh “has earned respect from both sides of the aisle.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $1,066,060


July 15, 2018 – What We Know

This ad says “Trump said he would only pick judges who would reverse Roe v. Wade,” and that “Trump made it clear his nominee would vote to over­turn the Afford­able Care Act.”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $79,480


July 15, 2018 – Truths

This ad argues Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court “threatens to continue selling out Amer­ica to power­ful special interests,” noting “We hold these truths to be self-evid­ent, and we will hold our Senat­ors account­able.” 

Spon­sor: End Citizens United

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $73,420


July 23 – IN Another Great Nominee

This ad asks if Sen. Donnelly is “more inter­ested in siding with Chuck Schu­mer and Eliza­beth Warren than Hoosiers?” and asks, “Has he forgot­ten who he repres­ents?”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $289,430


July 23 – ND Another Great Nominee

This ad argues, “Heidi Heitkamp has a decision to make: does she support Kavanaugh and prove she’s on the side of the Pres­id­ent and you, or does she side with the radical liber­als?”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $338,280


July 23 – WV Another Great Nominee

This ad asks view­ers to “Tell Joe Manchin you won’t be fooled by his tricks – and you won’t forget how he votes on Kavanaugh.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $263,000


July 24, 2018 – Another Great Judge Jones

This ad asks if Sen. Doug Jones will “side with the people of Alabama, and support Kavanaugh, or will he join radical liberal Senat­ors?” and asks view­ers to “Tell Doug Jones his vote on Kavanaugh is some­thing you’ll never forget.” 

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $136,800


August 2, 2018 – Kath­ryn Cherry

In this ad, a former Kavanaugh clerk says “he also treated me as an equal and never made me feel like a minor­ity.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $47,710


August 6, 2018 – Worried Murkowski

This ad says Trump “is push­ing for a new Supreme Court Justice who could vote with him and over­turn these [health­care] protec­tions.”

Spon­sor: Protect Our Care

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $16,090


August 7, 2018 – Kath­ryn Cherry Stick­ler

In this ad, a former Kavanaugh clerk says she hopes “the Senate confirms him quickly, because he will be an excel­lent Supreme Court Justice.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $94,650


August 7, 2018 – JD Vance

In this ad, a former Kavanaugh student says Kavanaugh “applies the law faith­fully.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $225,360


August 7, 2018 – Worried Collins

This ad says Trump “is push­ing for a new Supreme Court Justice who could vote with him and over­turn these [health­care] protec­tions.”

Spon­sor: Protect Our Care

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $14,570


August 7, 2018 – WV Four Liber­als

This ad says “four liber­als on the Supreme Court would take away your right to self-defense… Pres­id­ent Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh to break this tie.”

Spon­sor: NRA Insti­tute for Legis­lat­ive Action

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $296,870


August 7, 2018 – Four Liber­als Murkowski

This asks view­ers to “tell Senator Murkowski, defend our right to self-defense.”

Spon­sor: National Rifle Asso­ci­ation Insti­tute for Legis­lat­ive Action

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $88,310


August 7, 2018 – ND Four Liber­als 

This ad says “four liber­als on the Supreme Court would take away your right to self-defense… Pres­id­ent Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh to break this tie.”

Spon­sor: National Rifle Asso­ci­ation Insti­tute for Legis­lat­ive Action

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $206,870


August 7, 2018 – IN Four Liber­als 

This ad says “four liber­als on the Supreme Court would take away your right to self-defense… Pres­id­ent Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh to break this tie.”

Spon­sor: National Rifle Asso­ci­ation Insti­tute for Legis­lat­ive Action

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $198,590


August 8, 2018 – Four Liber­als 

This ad says “four liber­als on the Supreme Court would take away your right to self-defense… Pres­id­ent Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh to break this tie.”

Spon­sor: National Rifle Asso­ci­ation Insti­tute for Legis­lat­ive Action

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $29,960


August 8, 2018 – Montreal Collins

In this ad, a woman recounts, “I went to my doctor, and he said, you need to go to Montreal for an abor­tion,” and asks Sen. Collins to “protect rights for women.”

Spon­sor: Planned Parent­hood Action Fund

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $132,190


August 8, 2018 – ND Confirm Kavanaugh

In this ad, Pres­id­ent Trump says “there is no one in Amer­ica more qual­i­fied for this posi­tion, and no one more deserving.” 

Spon­sor: Amer­ica First Policies, Inc.

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $355,940


August 8, 2018 – IN Confirm Kavanaugh

This ad asks view­ers to “Tell Senator Donnelly this is no time for obstruc­tion­ist polit­ics.”

Spon­sor: Amer­ica First Policies, Inc.

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $402,350


August 8, 2018 – WV Confirm Kavanaugh

This ad asks view­ers to “Tell Joe Manchin enough – he works for us, not Chuck Schu­mer.”

Spon­sor: Amer­ica First Policies, Inc.

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $261,170


August 13, 2018 – Preg­nant When I Was a Teen­ager

This ad features a woman who says “I am the voice of a lot of women of my gener­a­tion who died from an illegal abor­tion.”

Spon­sor: Planned Parent­hood Action Fund

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $52,150


August 14, 2018 – Privacy

This ad argues “a woman’s right to have her own health­care decisions – that’s free­dom, that’s what Amer­ica is.”

Spon­sor: Planned Parent­hood Action Fund

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $41,630


August 16, 2018 – Right Idea Collins

This ad asks view­ers to “encour­age her [Sen. Collins] to continue her thought­ful and balanced approach to the confirm­a­tion process.”

Spon­sor: One Nation

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $220,020

 

August 16, 2018 – ND Wash­ing­ton Lobby­ist

This ad features conser­vat­ives criti­ciz­ing Kavanaugh as “the estab­lish­ment pick,” and argued Kavanaugh has “ruled for special interests” and “lives the high life in Wash­ing­ton.”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $39,900

 

August 16, 2018 – IN Wash­ing­ton Lobby­ist

This ad features conser­vat­ives criti­ciz­ing Kavanaugh as “the estab­lish­ment pick,” and argued Kavanaugh has “ruled for special interests” and “lives the high life in Wash­ing­ton.”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG):t $49,120


August 16, 2018 – WV Wash­ing­ton Lobby­ist

This ad features conser­vat­ives criti­ciz­ing Kavanaugh as “the estab­lish­ment pick,” and argued Kavanaugh has “ruled for special interests” and “lives the high life in Wash­ing­ton.”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $56,720


August 16, 2018 – Louisa Garry

In this ad, Louisa Garry says Kavanaugh is “of the highest integ­rity as a person” and “would be a great Supreme Court Justice.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $345,350

 

August 17, 2018 – Play­ing Games Collins

This ad argues “Susan Collins is play­ing polit­ical games with Maine women.”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $187,680


August 18, 2018 – Take Away

This ad argues “your right to self-defense depends on this vote” and asks view­ers to “tell Senator Donnelly, defend our right to self-defense – confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”

Spon­sor: National Rifle Asso­ci­ation Insti­tute for Legis­lat­ive Action

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $1,530


August 22, 2018 – Says She Supports Murkowski

This ad says Kavanaugh “called a judge who fought against the Roe decisions his hero” and ask view­ers to “Tell Lisa Murkowski women’s lives are on the line.”

 

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $97,030


August 29, 2018 – Impec­cable Qual­i­fic­a­tions

This ad says “the Supreme Court itself has relied on Kavanaugh’s judi­cial opin­ions 13 times.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $32,650


August 30, 2018 – Creed Murkowski

This ad says “part of the creed of Alaska is that we have the right to privacy.”

Spon­sor: Planned Parent­hood Feder­a­tion of Amer­ica

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $61,540


Septem­ber 2, 2018 – Break­ing News Collins

This ad simu­lates news broad­casts, saying “by a 5–4 margin, the Supreme Court…sided with the Trump Admin­is­tra­tion to over­turn the Afford­able Care Act” and that “Brett Kavanaugh cast the decid­ing vote.”

Spon­sor: Protect Our Care

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $12,770
 


Septem­ber 3, 2018 – Michelle Collins 60

In this ad, a Maine citizen says “I am worried that all of our daugh­ters will not have a choice.”

Spon­sor: NARAL Pro-Choice Amer­ica

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $503,510


Septem­ber 4, 2018 – Severe Threat Murkowski

This ad says “a vote for Kavanaugh is a vote to end Roe v. Wade, crim­in­al­ize abor­tion, and punish women.”

Spon­sor: Vote Vets Action Fund

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $24,810


Septem­ber 4, 2018 – Severe Threat Collins

This ad says “a vote for Kavanaugh is a vote to end Roe v. Wade, crim­in­al­ize abor­tion, and punish women.”

Spon­sor: Vote Vets Action Fund

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $80,850


Septem­ber 4, 2018 – Jeff Landry

This ad says “the Senate needs to put grid­lock aside and confirm Brett Kavanaugh.”

Spon­sor: 45Com­mit­tee

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $42,030


Septem­ber 4, 2018 – Logan Collins

This ad says “I fought for your free­dom, Senator Collins. Now it’s your turn to fight for mine.”

Spon­sor: Vote Vets Action Fund

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $79,670


Septem­ber 5, 2018 – The More They Like Him

This ad says “members of Maine’s legis­lature voiced support for Kavanaugh.”

Spon­sor: State Govern­ment Lead­er­ship Found­a­tion

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $60,860


Septem­ber 6, 2018 - MT Two Faces

This ad says “Jon Tester has two faces. In Montana, he says he supports gun rights, but in Wash­ing­ton D.C., his votes tell a differ­ent story.”

Spon­sor: NRA Insti­tute for Legis­lat­ive Action

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $295,820

 


Septem­ber 6, 2018 – What’s the Truth

This ad says, “no wonder the Wash­ing­ton politicos don’t like Kavanaugh – he’s not one of them.”

Spon­sor: One Nation

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $201,070


Septem­ber 6, 2018 – Hear­ing Testi­mony

This ad features testi­mony from the Kavanaugh hear­ings, and asks view­ers to “Tell your Senator, confirm Kavanaugh.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $79,360


Septem­ber 8, 2018 – Hear­ing Testi­mony

This ad says “the more people get to know Brett Kavanaugh, the more they like him.”

Spon­sor: State Govern­ment Lead­er­ship Found­a­tion

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $299,78–


Septem­ber 9, 2018 – Protect Access

This ad says “protect access to safe and legal abor­tion – reject Brett Kavanaugh,”

Spon­sor: Planned Parent­hood Action Fund

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $50,090


Septem­ber 12, 2018 – Simple Test Collins

This ad says “Kavanaugh fails Collins’ own test – if she votes for him now, she won’t just be break­ing her word, she’ll be respons­ible for gutting Roe.”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $6,060

Septem­ber 13, 2018 – What They Had to Say Collins

In this ad, one woman says, “if she [Sen. Collins] really believes in women’s rights… then she needs to stand up.”

Spon­sor: Planned Parent­hood Action Fund

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $70,150


Septem­ber 22, 2018 – Attack Collins

This ad features the words of “Christine Blasey Ford, describ­ing the attack she suffered when she was just 15 years old,” and asks, “will Susan Collins listen to her now?”

 

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $68,840

 

Septem­ber 23, 2018– Attack Gard­ner

This ad features the words of “Christine Blasey Ford, describ­ing the attack she suffered when she was just 15 years old,” and asks, “will Cory Gard­ner listen to her now?”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $1,650


Septem­ber 22, 2018 – Attack Murkowski

This ad features the words of “Christine Blasey Ford, describ­ing the attack she suffered when she was just 15 years old,” and asks, “will Lisa Murkowski listen to her now?”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $18,110


Septem­ber 23, 2018 – NV Attack

This ad features the words of “Christine Blasey Ford, describ­ing the attack she suffered when she was just 15 years old,” and asks, “will Dean Heller listen to her now?”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $10,600


Septem­ber 22, 2018 – Smear Campaign

This ad argues “Fein­stein didn’t find the alleg­a­tions against Kavanaugh cred­ible enough to tell the FBI or even the Senate,” and says “it does­n’t add up.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $127,740


Septem­ber 25, 2018 – Unproven Alleg­a­tions

This ad says “Kavanaugh says he’s 'never done anything like what the accuser describes – to anyone.'”

Spon­sor: State Govern­ment Lead­er­ship Found­a­tion

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $155,920


Septem­ber 26, 2018 – A Life­time of Service

This ad says “with no valid reason to block Kavanaugh, Demo­crats star­ted a smear campaign,” and calls the alleg­a­tions “disgust­ing,” “unproven,” and “discred­ited.”

Spon­sor: The Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $35,050

 

 


Septem­ber 26, 2018 – It Never Happened

This ad says “the women who know him [Kavanaugh] best dispute” the alleg­a­tions against him, and concludes “it never happened.”

Spon­sor: The Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $49,240

 


Septem­ber 27, 2018 – Smear­ing His Name

This ad says “Dianne Fein­stein employed a Chinese spy for decades,” and asks, “whose values belong on the Supreme Court?”

Spon­sor: Citizens United

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $29,080

 


Septem­ber 27, 2018—Enough Is Enough

This ad says “the accuser can’t recall key details, and no one can substan­ti­ate the claim.”

Spon­sor: Great Amer­ica PAC

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $3,680

 

 


Septem­ber 28, 2018 – Both Sides Agree

This ad says “both sides agree Judge Brett Kavanaugh has an exem­plary record.”

Spon­sor: Amer­ica First Policies

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $48,710

 


Septem­ber 29, 2018 – Stand­ing Up

This ad features women’s testi­mony, with the hashtag #IStand­With­Brett.

Spon­sor: 45 Commit­tee

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $76,650

 


Octo­ber 1, 2018 – Praise

This ad says “praise for Kavanaugh’s record is wide­spread,” and that “the accusers can’t recall key details, and no one can substan­ti­ate the claims. It’s time to move on.”

Spon­sor: Great Amer­ica Alli­ance

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $1,970


Octo­ber 1, 2018 – WV We’ve Seen This Before

This ad says “we’ve seen this before, deni­als from power­ful men,” and argues, “as we choose a life­time seat on our highest court, we cannot have any doubt.”

Spon­sor: Amer­ican Civil Liber­ties Union Incor­por­ated

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $144,890

 


Octo­ber 1, 2018 – We’ve Seen This Before Murkowski Sulli­van

This ad says “we’ve seen this before, deni­als from power­ful men,” and argues, “as we choose a life­time seat on our highest court, we cannot have any doubt.”

Spon­sor: Amer­ican Civil Liber­ties Union Incor­por­ated

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $22,820


Octo­ber 2, 2018 – WV Never Forget

This ad says “the liberal mob and their media allies tried to ruin a good man with their smears,” and asks view­ers to “tell Senator Manchin you’ll never forget how he votes.”

Spon­sor: The Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $151,970


Octo­ber 2, 2018 – ND Never Forget

This ad says “the liberal mob and their media allies tried to ruin a good man with their smears,” and asks view­ers to “tell Senator Heitkamp you’ll never forget how she votes.”

Spon­sor: The Judi­cial Crisis Network

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $134,960

 


Octo­ber 2, 2018 – Power

This ad alleges “Demo­crats don’t care about protect­ing women – and they never have.”

Spon­sor: Great Amer­ica PAC

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $4,740



Octo­ber 2, 2018 – NE Seen This Before

This ad says “we’ve seen this before, deni­als from power­ful men,” and argues, “as we choose a life­time seat on our highest court, we cannot have any doubt.”

Spon­sor: Amer­ican Civil Liber­ties Union Incor­por­ated

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $127,780

 


Octo­ber 1, 2018 – We’ve Seen This Before Gard­ner

This ad says “we’ve seen this before, deni­als from power­ful men,” and argues, “as we choose a life­time seat on our highest court, integ­rity matters, and we cannot have any doubt.”

Spon­sor: Amer­ican Civil Liber­ties Union Incor­por­ated

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $225,890

 


Octo­ber 2, 2018 – Seen This Before Gard­ner

This ad says “we’ve seen this before, deni­als from power­ful men,” and argues, “as we choose a life­time seat on our highest court, integ­rity matters, and we cannot have any doubt.”

Spon­sor: Amer­ican Civil Liber­ties Union Incor­por­ated

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $7,770


Octo­ber 5, 2018 – Stop Kavanaugh SP 15

This ad says in Span­ish, “a judge should be inde­pend­ent,” and asks view­ers to “Call your senator.”

Spon­sor: Human Rights Watch

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $190

 
 

Digital Advert­ise­ments

 
 
June 30, 2018 – Another Great Justice 30

This ad says that “Pres­id­ent Trump has proven that he wants the best of the best on the Supreme Court” and warns that “like they did before, extrem­ists will lie and attack the nominee.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Website Count (Kantar Media/CMAG): 10


July 7, 2018 – Trump’s Anti-Choice Judges

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This ad says “Trump’s anti-choice judges threaten womens’ freedoms.”

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Website Count (Kantar Media/CMAG): 181


July 11, 2018 – Count­ing On You Murkowski

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Spon­sor: Planned Parent­hood Feder­a­tion of Amer­ica

Website Count (Kantar Media/CMAG): 5


July 13, 2018 – Tell Senator Cornyn to Vote No

Spon­sor: NARAL Pro-Choice Amer­ica

Website Count (Kantar Media/CMAG): 1


July 13, 2018 – Kavanaugh Will End Roe v. Wade

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This ad says Kavanaugh will “crim­in­al­ize abor­tion,” and asks view­ers to “Tell Senator Heller to VOTE NO.”

Spon­sor: NARAL Pro-Choice Amer­ica

Website Count (Kantar Media/CMAG): 1


July 15, 2018 – Best of the Best 30

This ad says Kavanaugh’s “life has been defined by hard work and excel­lence,” and char­ac­ter­izes Kavanaugh as “strong and inde­pend­ent, he applies the consti­tu­tion just as it was writ­ten.”

Spon­sor: Judi­cial Crisis Network

Website Count (Kantar Media/CMAG): 1


July 21, 2018 – Need Your Lead­er­ship Collins

Spon­sor: Planned Parent­hood Feder­a­tion of Amer­ica

Website Count (Kantar Media/CMAG): 1


July 23 – IN Protect Our Health­care

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Website Count (Kantar Media/CMAG): 35

 

July 23 – WV Protect Our Health­care

Spon­sor: Demand Justice Initi­at­ive

Website Count (Kantar Media/CMAG): 5


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Data on ad airings and spend­ing on ads are calcu­lated and prepared by Kantar Media/CMAG, which captures satel­lite data in the nation’s largest media markets. CMAG’s estim­ates do not reflect ad agency commis­sions or the costs of produ­cing advert­ise­ments, nor do they reflect the cost of ad buys on local cable chan­nels. Cost estim­ates are revised by Kantar Media/CMAG when it receives updated data, result­ing in some fluc­tu­ations in the repor­ted ad spend­ing.