How long WJAC’s relationship with the larger WPXI will continue is an open question. WJAC is reportedly one station Cox is looking to sell.

Overall, the imbalance in political ads aired and political news offered by these TV stations is staggering. It’s a disparity not unique to PA-12 and one I’ve written about before—in a piece focused on a primary race in northeastern Pennsylvania and headlined, “28 hours of political ads (and a few minutes of news)”.

There is still a bit of time for Pittsburgh-area stations to move their Dopplers over and put the expensive, hard-fought Critz-Rothfus race at the center of their news radars.

Related stories:

“28 hours of political ads (and a few minutes of news)”

“Awash in ads in Roanoke”

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Ken Knelly served as metro editor at The Times-Tribune in Scranton and as senior editor for government and business at The State in Columbia, S.C. He owns Clearberries, a communications consulting and training firm, and works for a Christian college in Northeastern Pennsylvania.