Democrats have doubled GOP spending on Georgia runoff ads


Democrats hold a landslide lead over Republicans in ad spending in the Georgia Senate runoff with just a week to go before the election.

The ratio between Democratic spending and Republican spending is more than 2:1, according to data from AdImpact, which captures spending on digital, radio and TV advertising. Democrats have spent $36.5 million since Election Day compared to $15.3 million for the Republican Party.

That’s a big lead, bigger than the lead Democrats had before Election Day, when their party spent $138.3 million to the GOP’s $117.9 million.

Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock was the largest runoff ad spender, to the tune of $17.7 million (more than all GOP runoff ad spending combined).

Georgia Honor, a Democratic-aligned outside group, has spent another $14.7 million.

The GOP-backed Senate Leadership Fund has spent nearly $7 million, and Republican nominee Herschel Walker spent $6.2 million. Three other Republican groups — the National Rifle Association, One Nation, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee — and a Democratic-aligned group, VoteVets, have each spent between $500,000 and $800,000.

The huge spending gap reflects Warnock’s significant fundraising advantage during the run-up to the runoff.