WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has bought advertising time in eight swing states -- the first in what is sure to be a five-month assault on the airwaves as the general election contest heats up.
Clinton's campaign did not immediately confirm the ad purchases or any information about how much of the campaign's budget is being spent early in the race.
Politico's report said ad time was not bought in the traditional battleground states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, where Republican candidate Donald Trump has said he hopes to compete in the general election.
According to the Post report, the majority of Clinton's purchased television ads will be attack ads portraying Trump as unqualified for the presidency.
The campaign's first general election ad was unveiled on Sunday, and features Clinton narrating a critique of several of Trump's controversial comments -- encouraging violence at his rallies and mocking a reporter for his physical disability.
During the primary, Clinton relied more on positive ads underscoring her personal biography and positions on issues popular with Democrats.
The ads are scheduled to begin airing Thursday and compliment commercials that have been airing for weeks, bought by a super PAC supporting Clinton called Priorities USA Action.
The Trump campaign has not yet reserved any significant advertising time for the general election.