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Objects in Mirror: October 16, 2008 Archive

Discuss political ad spending

Posted at 7:10 AM on October 16, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Right now Minnesota's Senate race is the most expensive Senate campaign in the country. Where's the dough? MPR's Mike Reszler opens our online discussion:

"More than $31 million has been in Minnesota to date on political ad spending on television. You can explore who is spending the money and where in Minnesota Publlic Radio's TV ad spending database."
What is your take on the money and energy thrown at this race? Should the spending be capped? Share your comments, and keep an eye on the money movers in our TV ad spending database.

Related links and resources
* Political ad spending tops $31M in Twin Cities
* Candidates go on spending spree
* TV political ad spending database (Updated as new data becomes available)

Discuss the final debate on mnpolitics.gather.com

Posted at 12:45 PM on October 16, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Join the online discussion at mnpolitics.gather.com. Diana Raabe posted her Final Presidential Debate Wrap-up and Highlights. She notes,

"MSNBC counted 21 attacks made by Senator McCain which is sure to rally his base, but Independents are more likely to favor Obama's performance, during which he only went on the offense seven times. So just what did the candidates have to say tonight, and perhaps more important, how did they say it?"
Raabe shares her take on both the message and delivery, but comment on the discussion with your perspective. Prefer to start fresh? Start your own topic, it may be featured here.

News Cut live blogs Barkley, Coleman, and Franken debate

Posted at 6:01 PM on October 16, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

I can't say it better than MPR's Bob Collins:

"The political debate live-blogging continues tonight on News Cut. Dean Barkley, Norm Coleman, and Al Franken are holding their third debate tonight at the University of Minnesota Duluth."
Comment on the blog entry tonight and consider posting your own, standalone article on mnpolitics.gather.com.

* Listen to MPR online, the debate begins at 7 p.m. CT
* Keep up with the candidates on News Cut and Polinaut
* Explore and consider the advertising spending on this race

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