Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics
Winner of the week
I-4 Corridor TV stations. Of the nearly $120 million spent so far on presidential campaign TV ads (more than $104-million of that on behalf of Hillary Clinton), two television markets rank number one and two in ad spending, according to NBC News. 1. Orlando, with $9.6 million. 2. Tampa Bay, with $8.9 million.
Loser of the week
Rick Kriseman. In an apparent effort to convince St. Petersburg taxpayers that City Hall has a lot more money available than common sense, the mayor and his overwhelmingly Democratic city council approved a grant to pay for landscaping improvements at the Pinellas Democratic party offices.