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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

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.

[Last modified: Friday, August 19, 2016 2:04pm]


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