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Computer mouse pads with Secure the Vote logo on them are seen on a vendor's table at a convention of state secretaries of state Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Philadelphia. (Mel Evans/AP)
Computer mouse pads with Secure the Vote logo on them are seen on a vendor's table at a convention of state secretaries of state Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Philadelphia. (Mel Evans/AP)

With Massachusetts primary day quickly approaching, campaigns are heating up, as are the political campaign ads. Some of the more hostile attack ads are from the Democratic primary race for secretary of state between incumbent Bill Galvin and challenger Josh Zakim.

In the GOP Senate primary, state Rep. Geoff Diehl and Republican activist Beth Lindstrom have mostly aired radio and online ads, while Winchester businessman John Kingston, who has spent the most money so far in the GOP primary, has run his ads on television.

Plus, in the 7th Congressional District race between Congressman Mike Capuano and Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, Capuano has directed his punches mostly at President Trump, while Pressley's first TV ad was in Spanish.

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John Carroll, WBUR senior news analyst and professor of journalism at Boston University. He tweets @johncarroll_bu.

This segment aired on August 29, 2018.

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