Dems, Bill Nelson reserve $2.8M in Orlando TV ads

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and congressional Democrats are loading up already for a big fall TV advertising blitz, combining to buy more than $2.8 million of ads on Orlando TV stations months ahead of the November election, reports Scott Powers of the Orlando Sentinel.

Nelson, a Democrat who has been under attack from ads aired by Republican-oriented super PACS since April, has not run his first paid commercial. But his campaign just reserved 1,113 spots for the period between August 27 and Election Day, Nov. 8, at a cost of $961,773.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also just reserved more than 1,000 commercial spots on WKMG, WFTV and WESH-Channel 4, for $1.84 million, according to an Orlando Sentinel review of public records. A DCCC spokeswoman said the committee has set aside $2.25 million for Orlando TV, out of $6.24 million it plans to spend statewide in Florida.

… The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also just reserved more than 1,000 commercial spots on WKMG, WFTV and WESH-Channel 4, for $1.84 million, according to an Orlando Sentinel review of public records. A DCCC spokeswoman said the committee has set aside $2.25 million for Orlando TV, out of $6.24 million it plans to spend statewide in Florida.

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