Ad war in GOP governor's primary approaches $13 million
The latest round of television advertisements from Rick Scott pushes the total spent in GOP governor's race media war to about $12.7 million.
By far, the Naples businessman's spending on TV and radio ads far outpaces his competitor, Attorney General Bill McCollum. His sixth major buy (running Friday through June 6 and totaling $2.9 million) puts his total spent to date at $10.9 million.
The new attack group against Scott, Alliance for America's Future, is spending another $906,000 to air its TV ad from Thursday to Wednesday.
And McCollum's campaign put $804,000 into the game after debuting with a Jeb Bush endorsement spot.
The Democratic front-runner, CFO Alex Sink, isn't facing a competitive primary and isn't on the air yet.
By geography, the top three regions:
- Scott: Orlando, Tampa and Miami
- Alliance: Tampa, Orlando and the combined North Florida (Jacksonville, Gainesville, Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee)
- McCollum: Tampa, Orlando and the combined North Florida