The Top Market for Political Ad Spending Is…

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By Merrill Knox Comment

Cleveland is the top market for political ad spending year-to-date, according to Television Bureau of Advertising and BIA data compiled by Wells Fargo Securities. Broadcasting & Cable‘s John Eggerton takes a look at the numbers:

[Cleveland] is the top market in political ad dollars spent year-to-date through Sept. 2 at $37,250,280. Number two is Washington, D.C. at $35,504,710, followed by Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, Fla., at $31,233,120.

Rounding out the top five are Las Vegas at $30,665,420, and Orlando-Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Fla., at $24,854,410.

According to Wells Fargo, total local TV political ad spending year to date through Sept. 2 is $852.6 million. Add in network and national spot, and the total is just south of $1 billion at $998.4 million.

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