With just more than a month to go until the Nov. 6 general election, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and former Gov. Tim Kaine's campaign announced Tuesday it has bought an additional $3 million in advertising.
This brings Kaine's total spent on television, radio, print and online advertising this election season to $7.5 million.
Kaine's Republican opponent and former Gov. George Allen has reserved more than $5 million in TV and radio advertising.
According to the Kaine campaign the new ad buys include "significant investments in advertisements in Latino, African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander community media."
Kaine spokeswoman Brandi Hoffine said strong fund raising efforts, including $10,000 new individual donors in the past six weeks, have allowed the campaign to increase its advertising efforts.
“The same incredible grassroots support that allowed us to make an early and strong investment in television advertisements this fall, has enabled our campaign to increase its capacity to share Gov. Kaine’s message throughout the commonwealth," Hoffine said in a press release.
In response Allenspokeswoman Emily Davis said the Allen campaign is "encouraged" by the support it has received from Virginians.
“It’s a hard sell to try to rewrite Tim Kaine’s record for higher taxes and 100,000 fewer Virginia jobs and to convince Virginians to vote for six more years of the same failed economic policies," Davis said in an email response. "Our campaign is encouraged by strong support from Virginians throughout the commonwealth that has given us the resources we need to remind voters of George Allen’s positive, proven record and pro-jobs growth plan.”