Early and pricey: Trump's World Series ad an expensive pitch

Early and pricey: Trump's World Series ad an expensive pitch

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign delivered a brushback pitch during the final game of the World Series with an in-your-face national TV ad more than a year before the 2020 election.

The swaggering TV spot was complete with an image of Trump presiding over the weekend raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It underscores the Republican incumbent's financial advantage over the Democrats vying to replace him.

The ad offers Trump as a leader who hunts terrorists and get things done while Democrats waste time on impeachment.

It is highly unusual for a presidential incumbent to make a national ad buy so far out from the election and offers a stark contrast to Trump's possible Democratic foes, who have purchased ads only in the early voting states so far.

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