POSTED: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 2:38pm
Washington (CNN) — As part of an $8.1 million ad buy beginning Wednesday, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has bought $361,000 worth of spots in Wisconsin, according to a Democratic source tracking ad buys.
The Romney buy, which will run through next Tuesday, also includes spots in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia in addition to Wisconsin, the source told CNN.
This is the second highest amount Team Romney has spent on commercials in the key toss-up states since the general election media campaign began in May.
Romney's campaign, which spent $4.25 million last week in its first ad buy since the Republican convention, did not initially include Wisconsin when it unveiled specific ads for eight battlegrounds. This weekend it broadened its campaign when it unveiled a spot for Wisconsin. CNN recently rated the state a toss-up on the CNN Electoral Map.
Several Republican-leaning super PACS are not advertising in Wisconsin, a signal that they did not view the state as competitive.
Both Wisconsin native Rep. Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden are campaigning in the Badger State this week.
The Obama re-election campaign has not advertised in Wisconsin recently.
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