11/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

McCain Ran 1,304 Ads Day Campaign "Suspended"

Turns out John McCain never did quite "suspend" his campaign during negotiations over the federal bailout plan, at least on television.

Tucked into a new report today on the campaign air wars from the Wisconsin Advertising Project is this factoid:

"The McCain campaign cut back on its television advertising in the days following McCain's announcement that he was suspending his campaign to focus on the economy. On September 24, his campaign aired 2,447 ads and on Sept. 25, it aired 1,304 ads. From September 26-28, McCain aired 302, 670, and 852 ads respectively. On September 29, the campaign returned to previous advertising levels, airing 2,687 ads."

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