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Bill Lueders column: Like them or not, election ads effective

7:34 AM, Nov. 19, 2012
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On Election Day, capping off months of record spending on federal and state political campaigns, reporters from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism visited some Madison polling places to ask voters about the role of money in politics.

Their reactions, like the ads themselves, were mostly negative.

"I'm tired of all of the political ads," said transport driver Kimayana Johnson, 34. "I wish all the money they spent on those ads was going to the schools, going to the homeless and going to social services instead of making these irritating political ads." ...

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