Schuette cancels TV ads in all markets except Detroit
Republican Bill Schuette's gubernatorial campaign is canceling planned TV ads across Michigan in the final week of the race, except in the Detroit market. Bill
Schuette’s campaign on Tuesday nixed $445,000 worth of ads on broadcast stations in Grand Rapids, Flint, Lansing, Traverse City and Marquette. A planned $441,000 ad buy in metro Detroit remains intact.
A Schuette spokesman says the campaign does not comment on ad strategy.
The move comes days after campaign-finance reports showed Democrat Gretchen Whitmer with a financial edge and that Schuette had loaned his campaign $325,000. Whitmer and her allies have been outspending Schuette and his allies on the airwaves.
A poll released Monday by The Detroit News and WDIV-TV showed Whitmer leading 50 percent to 38 percent, with 9 percent undecided. Patrick Center, WGVU News.