David Jolly (And His Well-Heeled Allies) Vs. Alex Sink (And Her Well-Heeled Allies)

There’s a special election today in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Former Washington lobbyist David Jolly is the Republican contender. Alex Sink, former CFO for the state and Gubernatorial candidate in 2010, is the Dem.

The seat was held by GOP Rep. Bill Young, who died in October after representing the district for more than four decades. He was the longest-serving Republican member of Congress at the time of his death.

According to Politico, this hotly contested race has attracted almost $9 million in outside spending.

Let’s take a look at what the money bought:



About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.