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David Jolly killing GOP rivals in air war



If David Jolly wins the Republican nomination to succeed the late U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young Tuesday, the explanation will be simple: Money to advertise. His main rival, Kathleen Peters, hasn't been on TV since Dec, 26, while Jolly has been continually on TV since Dec. 13. Most recently, he spent $25,403 on cable tv spots Jan. 3-9 and from Jan. 10-14 is spending $28,248 on broadcast TV ads, and $18,258 on cable TV.

Here are the stats for the prior weeks:

David Jolly for Congress:
-          Media:  Cable and Broadcast TV
-          Total Budget:  $57,824 on Cable and Broadcast TV
-          Cable TV Dates:  12/06-12/19 (two weeks)
-          Cable TV Budget:  $33,774 on Fox News and Bay 9 News ($15,239 for 12/6-12/12 and $18,535 for 12/13-12/19
-          Broadcast TV Dates: 12/17-12/23
-          Broadcast TV Budget:  $24,050

Kathleen Peters for Congress:
-          Media:  Cable TV
-          Dates:  12/13-12/19 (one week)
-          Budget:  $24,696 on Fox News and Bay 9 News

Mark Bircher for Congress:
-          Media:  Cable TV
-          Dates:  12/16-12/22 (one week)
-          Budget:  $10,202 on Fox News and Bay 9 News


[Last modified: Friday, January 10, 2014 8:22am]


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