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With midterm elections three weeks away, it’s political ad season.
This year, things are getting interesting with a couple of fear-mongering ads featuring Ebola.
One ad, paid for by the Agenda Project Action Fund, features Grim Reaper-esque heavy breathing punctuated by gruesome photos of Ebola victims in order to drive home the ad’s point: Republican cuts kill.
NPR’s politics editor Charlie Mahtesian joins Here & Now’s Robin Young about the best and worst political ads this season.
This segment aired on October 16, 2014.