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Can spending billions on political ads actually win elections?
Oct 19, 2022
Episode 797

Can spending billions on political ads actually win elections?

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Plus, your questions about student loan forgiveness, the poverty line and regional Halloween traditions.

By Election Day, campaigns and PACs will spend an estimated $9.7 billion on ads. One of our listeners wants to know: Does flooding the airwaves even move the needle? Where’s the saturation point? We’ll do our best to answer on this Whaddaya Wanna Know Wednesday. Plus, your questions about student loan forgiveness, the poverty line and regional Halloween traditions.

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