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How do the claims made in political ads running in Maine this election season add up?

Two Maine political experts assess some of the campaign ads currently targeting voters in advance of the Nov. 6 election.

Ron Schmidt, professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Maine and Brian Duff, professor of Political Science at the University of New England, assess some campaign ads currently running in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe. In this episode, they assess the claims in a third-party funded ad that attacks independent candidate Angus King, and the ad King has released in response.

 

 

In episode two, Ron Schmidt, professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Maine and Brian Duff, professor of Political Science at the University of New England, assess three ads running in Maine's U.S. Senate race, including one released by Republican candidate Charlie Summers and another put out by independent Angus King. 

 

In episode three, Ron Schmidt, professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Maine and Brian Duff, professor of Political Science at the University of New England, compare one anti-King ad funded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and a Summers ad slamming President Obama's policies. Angus King (I) and Charlie Summers (R) are two of the candidates in the Maine U.S. Senate race.

 

 

Ron Schmidt, professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Maine and Brian R. Duff, professor of Political Science at the University of New England again, compare the campaign ads currently running in the ballot measure asking Maine voters whether or not to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of the November 6 election.

 

 

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