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Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton and a Marco Rubio PAC make Georgia TV buys

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks to attendees during a campaign event at Mutt's BBQ in Easley, S.C., on Thursday. Travis Dove for the New York Times

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks to attendees during a campaign event at Mutt’s BBQ in Easley, S.C., on Thursday. Travis Dove for the New York Times

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is about to become the first Republican presidential candidate to drop real money in Atlanta, with a $400,000 TV campaign that starts Wednesday, six days before the SEC primary. He may also be purchasing airtime elsewhere in the state. The size of the Atlanta buy is significant – the average viewer will see his message 10 times by next Tuesday.

We’re also hearing talk that Democrat Hillary Clinton is investing heavily — $120,000 – in ads broadcast on Dish and DIRECTV. Yesterday we told you that Clinton is airing an ad in Macon that features actor Morgan Freeman.

Now, documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission also show that Clinton has spent about $14,000 on nearly 300 spots with two Macon television stations, WMGT and WMAZ. Most of the ads will run during soaps and news, with a few forays into prime time and late-night programming.

Finally, Conservative Solutions PAC, which supports Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, has spent $350,000 on nearly 300 sots on all four major Atlanta stations. According to FCC records, most of the ads will run during local news broadcasts, game shows and late-night talk shows, with a few popping up on “60 Minutes” on CBS.

It declares the Floridian a “disciple of Reagan” and the “Democrats’ nightmare.”

Here’s a glimpse:

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