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Governor candidates saturate TV airwaves with 3,000+ ads

The top two candidates for governor -- Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Alex Sink -- combined for 3,038 TV ads in previous Monday-Sunday, according to a new report from The Nielsen Company.

While Scott ran 130 more ads, Sink pumped more into Orlando, according to the company's analysis. Ten percent of Sink's ads ran in primetime slots, compared to 6 percent of Scott's.

Neilsen also measured total TV exposure by combining closed-captioned mentions in paid and free media. According to that measure, Sink registered considerably more on-air mentions than Scott every day of the week.


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