TV-Political Advertising

June 25, 2012 - 5:39 PM
FILE - This June 21, 2012 file photo shows Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaking at the NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) conference in Orlando, Fla. A federal court decision has created the possibility that some public television and radio stations that are perpetually challenged financially could see a windfall of cash from political advertising. Stations that get that chance would have to weigh whether the money is worth the risk of alienating their audiences. The Kantar Media Campaign Media Analysis Group estimates as much as $3.3 billion could be spent on such advertising this year, up from $2.1 billion in 2008. Stations that benefit most will be in presidential battleground states. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)