Vern Buchanan reserves $4-million in TV time in Tampa Bay
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, may be engulfed in legal and ethical controversies, but the multimillionaire businessman has the money to virtually drown out rivals. Politico reports that he's reserved $4-million in Tampa Bay TV time for late summer and early fall.
Here's the memo about the buy
“Representative Vern Buchanan is on the ropes. Under constant investigation for ethical misconduct and financial improprieties. Abandoned by his party leadership. Laboring at home under his mind-boggling vote to turn Medicare over to the private insurance companies. Spending money on TV is all he has left, even as the people of the Suncoast are unlikely to trust what they see when Representative Buchanan's ads go on the air,” said Adam Scott, Keith Fitzgerald’s campaign manager.