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Alan Grayson to launch six-figure ad buy in Florida's U.S. Senate race



With 60 days until the primary election, Florida's Democratic contest for U.S. Senate continues to ramp up.

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, is making a six-figure ad buy that will start airing on Florida TV stations soon, Grayson's spokesman Dave Damron confirmed today.

No other details on the ad buy are available yet, including how much exactly Grayson plans to spend, which markets his ads will air in and what the focus of his ads will be.

Politico first reported on the ad buy.

Grayson is competing in the Aug. 30 Democratic primary against fellow U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter, Miami labor attorney and former naval officer Pam Keith, former assistant U.S. attorney Reginald Luster of Jacksonville and California real estate developer "Rocky" Roque De La Fuente of Orlando.

The candidates' next quarterly campaign finance reports to the Federal Elections Commission are due July 15, so it's unclear how much cash on hand Grayson has to spend at this point.

Headed into April, Grayson had about $430,000 in cash on hand, compared to the $5.6 million Murphy had in the bank by that point.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:10am]


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