Even as experts predict that the 2012 presidential race will be the most expensive in U.S. history, a funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican nomination: It’s becoming one of the cheapest primaries in a more than a decade.
Ken Goldstein, economist at the Conference board, says the 0.4% increase in the index of leading economic indicators, which followed an upwardly revised gain of 1.0% in March, shows that the economy is recovering from its winter slowdown and picking up some steam in the second quarter of the year. Goldstein, a New York Giants season ticket holder, also weighs in on the economic factors that will play a role in the sale of the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills following the death of the team’s owner in March. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage."
To make his closing argument to Iowa voters on the day of the Jan. 3 caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent $1,000 to air a minute- long television ad during one of the Des Moines market’s top- rated morning news programs.
The campaign advertisement featuring a drowning man appeared during the first commercial break of the local evening newscast on Detroit’s Fox affiliate. He drowned again during the third break, after the sports scores.