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Report: Kratovil, Harris ads aired 6,405 times in seven weeks

The Washington Post's Ben Pershing today reports that the the race for Congress in Maryland's 1st District is the sixth-most-expensive battle in the country. It pits freshman Democrat Frank M. Kratovil Jr., who succeeded moderate Republican Wayne Gilchrest in the 2008 election, against Republican Andy Harris, who lost to Kratovil by fewer than 3,000 votes.

Below, check out a sampling of the political advertising dominating the airwaves in the Salisbury area.

First, a positive ad from the Kratovil campaign ad:

Here's a positive ad from the Harris campaign:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee funded this attack on Harris:

The National Republican Congressional Committee paid for this anti-Kratovil ad:

There also are many third parties creating ads, most of them negatively targeting one candidate or the other. Defenders of Wildlife, for instance, claim Harris "just doesn't care" about the Chesapeake Bay:

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 29, 2010; 10:00 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections, Anne Arundel  
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