From Hotline On Call:
John McCain's ad buys have dropped dramatically over the last few weeks, including his investment on the airwaves in critical battleground states: OH, PA, NM and IA. ...A review of an ad-spending chart accompanying the blog post shows that McCain's spending is also dropping in Michigan and Wisconsin. The only MidwestPolitics.com state where it's rising is Minnesota; McCain isn't running any ads in Illinois.
-- In OH, McCain's campaign spent $197,018 for the week of 7/29-8/4. From 8/5-8/11, the Republican is spending $108,450. ...
-- In IA, McCain's campaign spent $45,844 for the week of 7/29-8/4. From 8/5-8/11, the Republican is spending $10,543.
The other state totals:
- Michigan: $92,465.27 from 7/29-8/4 -- $57,745.72 from 8/5-8/11
- Minnesota: $40,645.72 from 7/29-8/4 -- $45,874.28 from 8/5-8/11
- Wisconsin: $58,843.30 from 7/29-8/4 -- $34,023.68 from 8/5-8/11