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Presidential TV ad spending in Florida hits $47 million, most from Clinton



Hillary Clinton and allies have spent $37.7 million on TV ads in Florida so far, blowing past the $9.2 million from Donald Trump and supporters, including the super PAC led by Gov. Rick Scott.

Yet the race is a dead heat. The Real Clear Politics average, which incorporates yesterday’s Monmouth poll, shows Clinton with 45 percent of the vote and Trump with 45 percent.

A great deal of Clinton's air time, $17 million, has come from Priorities USA Action. That figure is through the end of this month.

Florida represents three of the top 10 advertising markets in the country. From NBC News’ First Read: 

1.      Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL: $16,653,930

2.      Tampa-St Petersburg-Sarasota, FL: $14,482,778

3.      Cleveland-Akron, OH: $10,979,405

4.      Las Vegas, NV: $9,194,734

5.      Columbus, OH: $7,670,427

6.      Charlotte, NC: $7,660,120

7.      Philadelphia, PA: $6,860,415

8.      West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, FL: $6,641,842

9.      Raleigh-Durham, NC: $5,819,682

10.  Boston, MA (NH market): $5,321,703

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:33am]


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