Think politics have no place in the big game? Think again. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger (and former New York City mayor) Michael Bloomberg have both purchased 60-second ads in the upcoming game.
Both campaigns shelled out more than $10 million for the one minute of air time.
The ads for the presidential election campaign are believed to be the first-ever national political ad buys in the championship game. (President Obama purchased a Super Bowl ad in 2008 but bought time in 24 local markets instead of a national buy.)
Will the head-to-head matchup be a bellwether for the election happening later this year? Maybe, maybe not. Either way, we’re guessing folks on both sides of the aisle are much more interested in what Anheuser-Busch, Mountain Dew and Snickers have in store on game day.