Of the nine states in which Obama is advertising this week, Republicans are spending twice as much or more in eight — Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
In Ohio, the one state where the ratio is less than 2-to-1, Romney and his allies still have the edge, dropping $5.25 million compared with $3.1 million the Democrats are spending.
He also notes that Obama has eased up on Pennsylvania spending, thanks to increasing confidence, and that Republicans are getting a little more serious about making a play for Wisconsin.
But here's a money stat about money:
To date, the two sides have purchased $457 million in television advertising.
Voters in Florida and Ohio have each seen more than $88 million in advertising, while Virginia voters have seen over $63 million in television spots.
$88 million in Ohio!
And here's a notable factoid about it, too.
Wilson reports that Ohio is the one swing state this week where Obama isn't getting doubled in spending. That shows just how important the state is to both campaign's calculus.
(Yesterday, btw, The Hill ran a terrific story on just how formidable Obama is proving to be in the state).