Don’t touch that dial: WPB ranks 4th in nation in political advertisingby John Kennedy | October 17th, 2012
No wonder Palm Beach County TV viewers keep the remote close at hand.
A new study by the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit campaign tracker, shows that the West Palm Beach media market is ranked fourth in the nation when it comes to the number of political ad spots airing.
With the Orlando market ranked second, Florida is living up to its reputation as the nation’s biggest toss-up state in the presidential race by being the only state that has two cities in Sunlight’s top 10.
Las Vegas is drawing the most ads, according to the foundation’s searchable website: http://politicaladsleuth.com/
Along with the presidential contest, Florida’s flood of campaign advertising is advanced by some hot congressional raceds in the Orlando and West Palm Beach area — and a U.S. Senate contest already featuring millions of dollars in spending by outside political committees.