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Don’t touch that dial: WPB ranks 4th in nation in political advertising

by 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:

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.

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4 Responses to “Don’t touch that dial: WPB ranks 4th in nation in political advertising”

  1. T. J. Ewing Says:

    I would like to thank the inventor of the mute button! What a monumental waste of money. If you haven’t made up your mind as to who or what to vote for, you have either been living under a rock or are too stupid to vote anyway. Thanks to the Supreme Court and its Citizens United decision, the U.S. political “system” has turned most of America’s politicians into prostitutes. The system blows!

  2. Citizens United Against Citizens United Says:

    All the more reason to re-elect President Obama!

    We have had it up the *HERE* with Sheldon Adelson and the Koch Brothers trying to outright buy the 2012 elections with hundreds of millions of dollars of SuperPAC propaganda.

    Let’s get these corporate SCOTUS guys out of there and put in justices who stand up for The People of the United States!

    That won’t happen with Republicans.

    In fact Republicans’ idea of “fairness” is to eliminate the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that outlawed Jim Crow laws and poll taxes.

    If you’re undecided, the SCOTUS should be your #1 issue.

    Do we want to keep corporate money flooding our elections?

    Do we want to roll back women’s rights and privacy and their Constitutional right to choose?

    Do we want to eliminate the Voting Rights Act and go back to an era of outright suppression of Americans’ Constitutional right to vote?

    If you are one of the undecided and you think — like the vast majority of people in America — that these issues are non-starters, then by all means you should DEFINITELY come out and vote for President Obama, even if you’re not sure on other issues! More than anything else, the Supreme Court is the issue that should concern you most if you care about the future and your children’s future for the next 20-30 years.

    If you DO want those things, then you are simply out of step with the vast majority of Americans.

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