Trump’s legal drama is nowhere in the campaign ad wars

While Donald Trump's legal travails have made headlines for two months now

the courtroom drama kicked off by the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search is barely registering in one important place

Out of more than 5,800 distinct TV and digital ads since the Aug. 8 search of the former president’s Florida property,

20 mentioned Mar-a-Lago or the Justice Department, according to a POLITICO analysis

Abortion and the economy-related ads are dominating in swing districts, according to the advertising data.

The statistic highlights an essential reality about Trump's legal troubles.

the multiple investigations closing in on the former president rivet avid consumers of political news,

both parties are harnessing it for appeals to their respective bases.