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TV advertising in U.S. Senate race cost $3.4M

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WASHINGTON — If you felt like you were bombarded with campaign commercials during this year's U.S. Senate primary, there's a good reason: You were.

More than 8,100 Senate campaign ads — 6,190 ads by the candidates and parties and 1,953 ads by groups interested in the race — had aired on television stations across Tennessee by August, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity.

The cost: $3.4 million, or 72 cents for every eligible voter in the state.

“That's a lot of ads,” especially for a seat considered relatively safe for the incumbent, said Anthony Nownes, a political scientist at the University of Tennessee.

Read more at the Knoxville News Sentinel

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