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Television spending in Sink-Jolly race at $8.2 million



Spending in the Alex Sink-David Jolly TV ad war has reached an eye-popping $8.2 million, according to the latest figures. Of that, $6.3 million comes from outside groups.

Democrats are outspending Republicans thanks to the significant advantage by Sink, who has spent $1.5 million to Jolly's $352,000. Sink did not face a primary and saw her coffers swell with money from outside the district.

Here is the breakdown, as provided to the Buzz from a source with knowledge of the buys. The total does not include direct mail, which is flooding mailboxes across the Pinellas County district. By one estimate, $635,000 has been spend so far on mailers. That puts overall spending at $8.8 million.

Republican TV

  • David Jolly: $352,998
  • NRCC: $1,759,812
  • American Action Network: $356,752
  • American Crossroads: $357,215
  • Chamber of Commerce: $745,218

Total $3,571,995

Democrat TV

  • Alex Sink: $1,523,434
  • House Majority PAC: $731,479
  • DCCC: $2,044,456
  • LCV Victory Fund & Sierra Club Political Committee: $346,786


Total $4,646,155

Grand total Republican and Democrat: $8,218,150

[Last modified: Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:20pm]


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