Looking to Knock Out Clinton, Obama Spends Big

Both Dems pumping ad bucks into Texas, Ohio
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2008 6:31 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., greets people during a campaign stop at Sombrero Festival following a prayer meeting with Hispanic Evangelical ministers Friday, Feb. 29, 2008,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama is lavishing his considerable campaign wealth on advertising and get-out-the-vote efforts in Texas and Ohio, hoping to deal a death blow this week to Hillary Clinton's faltering campaign. The Obama cash blitz is most apparent on television, where he is outspending Clinton nearly 2-to-1 in both states, the New York Times reports.

The TV assault has paid off with deep inroads into the double-digit leads Clinton held a few weeks ago. Clinton, who raised $32 million in February, is fighting back with her own extensive on-the-ground effort in both states. Both candidates "are dumping a lot of money" in the March 4 primary states, said a Clinton strategist.