A $3 billion blitz

Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the television set.

Looks like political campaign TV ads will top $3 billion — that’s “billion” with a “b.”

Political TV advertising to reach $3 billionA wide-open presidential race and a willingness by candidates, interest groups, unions and corporations to buy TV time will lead to historic spending for political and issue-advocacy advertising in the 2008 election cycle, an analysis shows.

[CNN Political News]