NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on developments from the 2016 Republican race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses (all times local):
Donald Trump is leading the pack of Republican president candidates in money spent on Iowa media, advertising tracker Kantar Media’s CMAG shows.
In the four weeks beginning Jan. 5, Trump’s campaign has spent $3.4 million, a million more than his next closest spending competitor, Rubio.
The last-minute Iowa television advertisements tell the story of the race as the candidates see it in the final days before voters go to caucuses on Monday.
On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders has a new ad blasting Goldman Sachs — and by extension his rival Hillary Clinton, who collected speaking fees from the giant Wall Street bank.
And Ted Cruz began targeting Marco Rubio in an ad Thursday, a sign the Texan sees his fellow senator as a strong competitor in Iowa.
Republican Donald Trump is continuing his unconventional campaign by traveling to New Hampshire as his rivals scramble to make closing arguments in the days before the Iowa caucuses.
Hundreds of voters are awaiting Trump’s arrival in Nashua, New Hampshire Friday, for a rally scheduled less than 12 hours after the Fox News debate he opted to skip, claiming he was treated unfairly by the network at their August debate.
Trump maintains a commanding lead in New Hampshire polls despite his decision not to follow the traditional rules of campaigning inthe first primary state. He holds large rallies rather than initimate town halls where voters can ask pointed questions and grab a photograph or handshake.
First to vote Iowa will caucus on Feb. 1 and the New Hampshire votes Feb. 9.
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