Orlando residents are seeing more political ads than anywhere else in the country


  • Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Do you live in Central Florida? Do you watch TV? Do you pay for cable? Are you more inclined towards one candidate over an other after seeing a barrage of attack ads all day, every day?  

If you answered yes to every single one of those questions, then you're the reason the I-4 Corridor currently ranks the highest in the country for campaign ad spending. 

A total of $8.1 million has already been spent this year in the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne TV market, reports NBC News. Just chalk it up as one of  the "luxuries" of being in a swing state.

This makes us the flushest market in the U.S., besting the second place Tampa-St. Pete-Sarasota market with $7.6 million worth of political ads, and Ohio's Cleveland-Akron market with a mere $6.2 million. 

Sucks for those guys.  

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.