44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns? - United States

Country: 
United States
Question: 
44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
Answer: 
No
Source: 

Paid airtime is also subject to the equal opportunity rule. Federal candidates are entitled to purchase airtime at the lowest sum charged for a comparable advertisement on a channel by channel basis. There are no legal limits to the amount of media campaign expenditures, but there are detailed rules that promote financial accountability and transparency of election-related advertising. All advertisements must include sponsorship identification and stations are not allowed to censor the content of a candidate’s advertisement.

OSCE/ODIHR (2012), United States of America, General Elections, 6 November 2012.  OSCE/ODIHR Limited Election Observation Mission Report. OSCE/ODIHR, Warsaw.