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Bloomberg by the Numbers: O/Photograph by Joseph DevenneyThat's how many times that Priorities USA Action, a super-PAC backing President Barack Obama, has aired a television ad featuring a worker who described the death of his wife after his family lost health insurance at a company once owned by Bain Capital LLC.

The anti-Bain ad targets Obama’s Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who once headed the Boston-based private equity firm, and has been criticized by Republicans and independent fact-checking organizations.

Priorities USA Action announced the ad on Aug. 7, and it has attracted widespread criticism, though it hasn’t yet aired on a local broadcast, national cable or national network station, according to New York-based Kantar Media’s CMAG, which tracks advertising.

Priorities USA Action paid for six ads to run 18,206 times since the general election campaign began in earnest on April 10, when Romney became the presumptive Republican nominee with the withdrawal of rival Rick Santorum, according to CMAG data current to Aug. 6. The super-PAC and the League of Conservation Voters together paid for one ad to run 1,172 times in April and May.

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