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Floridians bombarded with political ads


   CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. -- For any New Yorkers lamenting the state's super-Democratic status and lack of a presidential campaign, there is an upside. New Yorkers are not under a bombardment of political ads as are voters in Florida.

   Florida, of course, is a "swing state," maybe the most important state of all. With 19 million people and 29 electoral votes, it may rank as the most coveted battleground turf in all of America. That's why local television is saturated with ads for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, each spending millions of dollars on the all-important Florida vote.

   And it's not even Labor Day yet.

--Robert J. McCarthy

 

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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

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Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

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Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

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