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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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