- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert’s re-election campaign has spent almost four times as much on local television ads than his Republican challenger Jonathan Johnson.

Reports that local TV stations filed with the Federal Communications Commission show Herbert spent about $200,000 on ads that began airing after April 23.

That’s when Herbert failed to secured the Republican Party’s nomination against Overstock.com executive Johnson, who won more support from Republican delegates at the GOP state convention.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1PkiwzK ) Johnson has spent about $54,000 on local TV ads, but his campaign manager Dave Hansen says they’ll buy another round of TV ads soon.

Herbert’s commercials do not mention Johnson, but Johnson’s ads criticize the governor for offering to meet with lobbyists in exchange for campaign donations.

The two face off in a June 28 primary election.


Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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