Obama campaign prepared to unleash huge Florida ad buy
September 12th, 2012
05:43 PM ET
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Obama campaign prepared to unleash huge Florida ad buy

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's campaign is making a significant television buy in the key battleground state of Florida, a senior campaign official confirmed to CNN on Wednesday.

The campaign claims it is the largest and earliest general election presidential advertising buy in Miami.

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The buy will include ten media markets including the state's large cities: Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa, the source said.

The buy was first reported by NBC News.

In an August buy, the Obama campaign booked $4.7 million of ad time in the Sunshine State between September 4th and October 2nd, a Republican ad buying source told CNN.

Florida, with 29 electoral votes, is the largest toss up state on the CNN Electoral Map. In 2008, Obama won the state, but by only 236,000 votes of over 8.3 million ballots cast.

Obama has made 22 trips to Florida since announcing his releection bid, and Romney has made 19 visits this cycle.

- CNN's Paul Steinhauser, Kevin Bohn, and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report

Filed under: 2012 • Florida • President Obama
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    Anybody who even thinks of voting for the twit (the British had him pegged right away) after all that has happened in the last 24 hours never mind the last two decades since this idi ot has been trying to become president needs a lobotomy or a brain transplant!
    Florida is full of retirees and seniors who are still working. Just wait until Medicare goes to vouchers. There won't be enough land to dig graves as all the old people start to drop dead. Never mind folks on Medicaid or Social Security.

    September 12, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  2. Hammerer

    Doing the only thing he knows to do – campaign. The world may be killing Americans, burning consulates, flags, and destroying American image but until Jarrett tells Obama what to do he only knows to play golf or campaign.
    Some leader we have here.

    September 12, 2012 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    We Love you President Obama, and we are counting on your calm demeanor to get us through the tuff times.

    You've got my EARLY VOTE in just 26 days.

    September 12, 2012 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  4. myviewis

    Hopefully it won't involve ships with Florida Veterans, hate to see a Russian ship sneak in there again.

    September 12, 2012 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    I hope ( for the sake of FL television viewers ) that Obama/ Biden 2012 doesn't blow the whole wad on just personal attacks and actually tries to come up with a plan for the future. Don't bet on it. They had too much fun blowing $trillions of debt dollars in 2009 and 2010.... and all of that without a plan ( or results! ).

    September 12, 2012 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  6. hangar13

    How many lies will $4.7 million buy? Are Floridians gullible enough to fall for them? Will MediScare still work for the candidate who gutted the program to pay for a new entitlement program? Stay tuned for whatever the DNC wants you to hear about these and other questions. Or check out Fox and hear both sides, albeit with a rightward tilt.

    September 12, 2012 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  7. Bill

    "If you can't earn it, buy it". . Barack Obama

    September 12, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  8. Frank - Florida

    I live in Florida. We do not like Obama. It is time for a change. We gave him 4 years and he gave us nothing but Obamacare.

    September 12, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  9. Samantha

    STOP CAMPAIGNING AND DO your job as the President of this country. An American Ambassador just died and you are campaining? Without a heart? Unemployment, Economy down and now failed foreign policy.
    Obama and Ms. Hillary what have you both done to protect the Ambassador? None Obama because you are in campaign when the Ambassador was drag in his death. ENOUGH! ENOUGH!

    September 12, 2012 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  10. gurgyl

    Entire nation is backing you up, Obama...My staunch support, and my Blessings with you...on you...

    September 12, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  11. Joe

    Shoot first aim later. Obama 2012!

    September 12, 2012 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  12. Liberal Nutjob

    Anybody that votes for Obama deserves to be stupid and poor

    September 13, 2012 12:31 am at 12:31 am |