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Find political ad buys by state

This page includes filings from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website and from volunteers. Not all filings represent ad buys, and the data collected is not complete. Stations don't file on weekends.
Click on a state name to see filings there. Last update: 3:10 a.m., April 16.

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STATE Stations mandated* All ad filings Non-candidates President Senate US House State Local
Florida
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78 of 78 11079 4480 2326 1150 1500 1257 299
Pennsylvania
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42 of 42 7550 2406 187 1535 776 2171 469
Ohio
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40 of 40 6512 2713 1370 833 336 343 538
Virginia
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30 of 30 4787 1807 674 239 328 1675 0
North Carolina
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40 of 40 4725 2107 913 48 253 1259 113
Nevada
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17 of 17 4606 2007 799 656 817 122 198
California
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100 of 100 4039 1442 0 183 1096 337 849
Michigan
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42 of 42 3919 2226 34 453 407 613 113
Missouri
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32 of 32 3570 974 6 760 389 1335 103
Colorado
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27 of 27 3473 954 1308 94 990 34 5
Texas
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122 of 122 3390 465 0 267 270 1881 452
Wisconsin
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36 of 36 3052 1742 486 528 183 85 28
District of Columbia
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6 of 6 2914 1422 413 325 11 642 11
Massachusetts
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18 of 18 2885 681 385 1131 425 22 241
New York
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49 of 49 2182 203 0 554 69 218 1137
Arizona
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27 of 27 1959 1016 0 294 511 61 76
Illinois
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36 of 36 1879 602 0 53 784 366 69
Minnesota
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24 of 24 1662 768 38 198 633 11 13
New Mexico
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21 of 21 1571 656 0 503 88 181 141
Connecticut
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9 of 9 1543 535 0 654 341 7 3
Indiana
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31 of 31 1368 464 0 455 55 376 12
Utah
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13 of 13 1031 495 0 22 433 48 32
Washington
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27 of 27 921 293 0 43 127 446 9
Kentucky
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22 of 22 819 305 46 130 25 170 126
New Hampshire
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5 of 5 727 303 145 1 173 103 0
Tennessee
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37 of 37 691 237 7 27 169 184 64
Maryland
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10 of 10 478 143 3 161 46 125 0
Alabama
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36 of 36 339 109 0 0 0 153 57
South Carolina
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23 of 23 291 69 75 12 0 135 0
Georgia
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36 of 36 272 45 0 161 0 53 11
Oklahoma
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24 of 24 171 47 3 17 59 9 36
Iowa
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26 of 26 28 6 0 10 11 0 0
Vermont
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5 of 5 8 0 0 0 0 8 0
Alaska
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13 of 13 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oregon
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26 of 26 4 3 0 0 0 0 1
Hawaii
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23 of 23 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
South Dakota
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17 of 17 4 0 0 4 0 0 0
West Virginia
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15 of 15 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Maine
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10 of 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Wyoming
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13 of 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Montana
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19 of 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Dakota
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20 of 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska
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20 of 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho
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14 of 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey
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11 of 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas
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21 of 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mississippi
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25 of 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Louisiana
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32 of 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delaware
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1 of 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kansas
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23 of 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rhode Island
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4 of 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Mandated stations are those required by new FCC rules to put their political files online. There is no standard form available, so instead stations are uploading their own ad contracts, invoices and other documents as PDF files. This rule began Aug. 2, and only applies to ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates in the top 50 TV markets.