Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a gun safety forum Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Biden ads focus on early-voting states as he counters Trump

October 03, 2019 - 9:53 am

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is committing to $6 million worth of television and digital advertising in the first four states on the 2020 election-year calendar.

The ad buy comes as the former vice president steps up his counter-attacks on President Donald Trump after disclosures about Trump’s effort to use the Ukrainian government to try to tarnish Biden.

The Biden campaign says ads will appear in television markets in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. The effort also will include digital platforms including YouTube, Hulu and streaming services for news and sports.

Biden is leading most national primary polls, but Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has gained ground throughout the summer and has pulled even or led in some recent Iowa and New Hampshire polling.