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28 Hours of Political Ads (and a Few Minutes of News)

Pennsylvania — In the weeks before the April 24 primary here, folks in Northeastern Pennsylvania saw and heard a lot on local television stations about the battle between longtime incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Tim Holden and challenger-turned-primary-winner attorney Matt Cartwright. The visibility on the airwaves came through a deluge of paid political ads—not, unfortunately, from actual news reports (which were.
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Arlen Specter, Joe Sestak Battle On The Airwaves: Pennsylvania Senate Rivals Spar In Television Ads

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (5 years ago)

The Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary fight between Sen. Arlen Specter and Rep. Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania is heating up, as both candidates released advertisements today.... Read Post

Anti-Incumbent Super PAC Looks Beyond Pennsylvania

Politics / US Politics : Open Secrets (3 years ago)

At the outset, nobody thought Rep. Tim Holden, a 20-year Democratic incumbent from Pennsylvania, would have a competitive race in his 2012 bid to keep his seat for yet another term. But that was before the Campaign for Primary Accou... Read Post

In PA Primary, Television News is Late to the Game

Media / Media Industry News : Columbia Journalism Review (3 years ago)

PENNSYLVANIA — The battle between 10-term U.S. Rep. Tim Holden and his Democratic primary opponent, attorney Matt Cartwright, is dominating the local television landscape in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Pointed ads from the campaigns ... Read Post


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