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As Ian Bore Down on Florida, Political Barbs Continued

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On the one hand, seeing political ads on TV as a major storm rages outside your window might be a welcome distraction. Or, maybe you won’t be in the mood to watch election-season.
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On the one hand, seeing political ads on TV as a major storm rages outside your window might be a welcome distraction. Or, maybe you won’t be in the mood to watch election-season nastiness as your roof shingles are getting ripped off by the wind. Apparently, several Florida politicians banked on the former, continuing to run their commercials ahead of November as Ian, downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm early Thursday, battered the Sunshine State. And it was a bipartisan push: Among those opting to keep their Election 2022 commercials going were Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Marco Rubio, both Republicans, and Democrat Val Demings, who’s seeking to unseat Rubio (Politico notes Demings did pull her ads in Tampa and Fort Myers, where the storm was on track to wreak the most havoc).

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