The Republican National Committee has placed modest television buys in Washington D.C.; Charlotte, North Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; and Grand Rapids, Michigan for next week, a total buy of just over $20,000 that marks an early shot in a broadening advertising war.
RNC spokesman Sean Spicer wouldn’t confirm the numbers, shared by a media buyer, or discuss the planned ad. The Obama campaign today also released their first ad, which is below:
- Actor Bill Paxton has died at 61. He starred in classic films including "Twister," "Titanic," and "Aliens."
- Over two dozen people were injured after a truck crashed into a crowd at a Mardi Gras parade, New Orleans police said.
- Moderate to severe coral bleaching continues to affect the Great Barrier Reef almost a year after the worst bleaching crisis in history.
- Here's the beef: Rapper Remy Ma dragged Nicki Minaj in a new diss track, and she fired back with a Beyoncé endorsement 😱