Local television markets in the battleground states of Florida, Arizona, and Pennsylvaniahave become ground zero in the ferocious ad war between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
According to a Friday report in USA Today, since the end of September, the top six markets were Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Harrisburg.
Florida -- a perennial swing state enmeshed in a tight contest -- is crucial, with the belt from Tampa to Orlando holding voters from key demographics: the elderly, suburban women, Latinos and military service members.
Early voting begins in Florida on Oct. 19 as other states across the country see impressive early turnout.
This year is expected to be a record-setting one for campaign spending, and residents of the Sunshine State are seeing the fruits of that in a bumper crop of political spots.
In targeted ads, the former vice president has focused on health care and the administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Alternatively, the president warns voters about a radical left agenda under Biden and compared economic recovery amid the pandemic to his own recovery from the virus.