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Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise

This collection includes historical and news broadcasts as well as fictional accounts of corrupt politicians on The Green Hornet, The Halls of Ivy, The Lone Ranger, and more.

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The politician who is truly a servant of his constituency lives a life of sacrifice. It is easy to convince one's self that sacrifice deserves to be rewarded. The path to corruption often begins innocently. The official may accept a small favor that will lead to greater benefits for the constituents he serves before he would ever consider grabbing “the goodies” for himself. For some, the temptation becomes too great, and they begin down a long, slippery slope.

Corrupt politicians make great villains in radio drama. Not only do they possess the quality that is necessary for great melodrama, but their position makes them untouchable for the hero.

As The Green Hornet;s alter-ego is a newspaper man, he sees first hand the results of corruption.

Ronald ColemanBenita and Ronald Colman face small town pork-barrel politics head on in The Halls of Ivy.

Even The Lone Ranger faces down elected officials who think that their position as law makers puts them above the law.

The greater part of this collection is dedicated to historical and news broadcasts, which demonstrate that corruption is an all too real problem. In fact, this reporting is the single greatest deterrent we have to prevent or stop political corruption. Once a politician's actions are exposed, their constituents hold them accountable. This is one of the primary defenses against tyranny.

One of the historical features of the collection is a series of inaugural addresses as our leaders enter the highest office in the land. This should not be construed as implying that absolute power corrupts absolutely, although it does happen. We have also included selections from the Kennedy/Nixon debates from the 1960 presidential election.

A well informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny, as well as preventing corruption. Although gaining accurate information in the Age of the Internet is easier than ever, the lessons from the Golden Age of Radio still ring true.

See also America Town Meetings of the Air, University of Chicago Roundtable, Gracie for President and presidential recordings:

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    75 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $9.00
    total playtime 34 hours, 42 min
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    Volume 1 - 39 shows - total playtime 19 hours 14 minutes
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    1. Alfred M. Landon 360918 Address Kansas Young Gops Topeka.mp3
    2. America First Committee 411207 Lindbergh Speech, Des Moi.mp3
    3. America Looks Abroad 400714 35 New Order In France.mp3
    4. Americas Town Hall Meeting Of Air 380203 What Democracy Mean.mp3
    5. Author Meets Critics 490320 Fires Of Spring.mp3
    6. Barrie Craig 511017 003 Judge And Champ.mp3
    7. Beyond Victory 431200 Tehran Conference.mp3
    8. Beyond Victory 440101 France In World Of Tomorrow.mp3
    9. Catholic Hour 411207 Politics In Religion In Politics.mp3
    10. Dan Ingram Wabc 681102 Many Nixon Other Political Ads.mp3
    11. Dangerous Assignment 510703 065 S.America Countrys Democracy.mp3
    12. Dennisday 490416 Assemblycampaign.mp3
    13. Duffys Tavern 510112 392 Lady Visits Draft Board.mp3
    14. Dwight H. Green 400226 Gop Candidate Illinois Governor Jobs.mp3
    15. Easy Aces 140 City Files Are Missing On Marsh Property.mp3
    16. Eisenhower Years 11 President And Politics.mp3
    17. Frank Knox 360612 Accepts Gop Nod As Vp, Red Mckinsey Vocals.mp3
    18. Frank Knox 361028 Campaign At Avalon Hall, La Crosse, WI.mp3
    19. Ft 500208 156 Short Career Of Dexter Coles.mp3
    20. Ft 530805 330 Revolution In Rodneyville.mp3
    21. Fulton J Lewis Jr 401016 Willkie Holds News Conference.mp3
    22. Fulton J Lewis Jr 401030 New York Welcomes Willkie.mp3
    23. Gen Douglas Macarthurs510411 Farewell Address Congress.mp3
    24. Great Moments Pres Wilson Business Of Politics.mp3
    25. Green Hornet 380505 Citizenship Insurance Racket.mp3
    26. Green Hornet 390907 375 Courtroom Racket.mp3
    27. Green Hornet 401009 Votes For Sale.mp3
    28. Green Hornet 410823 Paroles For Sale.mp3
    29. Green Hornet 451004 Stuffed Panda Aka Treasury Fraud.mp3
    30. Green Hornet 451101 Ballots And Bluff.mp3
    31. Hallmark Playhouse 490331 041 Immortal Wife.mp3
    32. Halls Of Ivy 500317 011 Dirty Politics.mp3
    33. Halls Of Ivy 510620 069 Pork Barrel Politics.mp3
    34. Hear It Now 510223 11 Truman Names Tank.mp3
    35. Hear It Now 510302 12 Cold War News.mp3
    36. Hear It Now 510309 13 Biography Of Labor Union.mp3
    37. Hear It Now 510316 14 Kefauver Crime Hearings.mp3
    38. Hear It Now 510413 18 Truman Fires Macauthur.mp3
    39. Hear It Now 510518 23 Crime Hearings.mp3
    Volume 2 - 36 shows - total playtime 15 hours 28 minutes
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    1. Herbert Hoover 361030 Supports Landon Chlnge Liberty Denver.mp3
    2. Info Please 430412 257 Wendell Willkie.mp3
    3. Information Please 430412 257 Wendell Willkie.mp3
    4. Kennedy Nixon Debate 1 600926.mp3
    5. Kennedy Nixon Debate 2 601007.mp3
    6. Kennedy Nixon Debate 3 601013.mp3
    7. Kennedy Nixon Debate 4 601021.mp3
    8. Lest We Forget 1946 These Great Americans 01 Wendell Willkie.mp3
    9. Life In Your Hands 520724 Eddie Phillips, Escaped Killer.mp3
    10. Life In Your Hands 520827 An Alderman Is Murdered.mp3
    11. Lr 400918 1194 Mustang Mag In Politics.mp3
    12. Lr 400918 Mustang Mag In Politics.mp3
    13. March Of Time 341005 Hugh S Johnson Resigns From Nra.mp3
    14. Milton Berle 471111 36 Salute To Washington, Dc.mp3
    15. Milton Berle 480316 54 Salute To Politics.mp3
    16. Nixon Entire Resignation Speech.mp3
    17. Ozzie Harriet 460120 B20 Ozzie Runs For Office.mp3
    18. Phil Harris 481031 Phil Helps Presidential Election.mp3
    19. Pres Inauguration 19330304 Franklin D. Roosevelt .mp3
    20. Pres Inauguration 19490120 Harry S Truman.mp3
    21. Pres Inauguration 19530120 Dwight D Eisenhower.mp3
    22. Pres Inauguration 19610120 John F Kennedy.mp3
    23. Pres Inauguration 19690120 Richard Nixon.mp3
    24. Pres Inauguration 19740809 Gerald Rudolph Ford.mp3
    25. Pres Inauguration 19770120 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    26. Pres Inauguration 19810120 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    27. Pres Inauguration 19890120 George H. W. Bush.mp3
    28. Pres Inauguration 19930120 William Clinton.mp3
    29. Pres Inauguration 20010120 George W. Bush.mp3
    30. Pres Inauguration 20090120 Barack Obama.mp3
    31. Ralph E. Church 400300 Gop Candidate For Senate Campaigns.mp3
    32. Rogers Of Gazette 530722 03 Dirty Politics Copy.mp3
    33. Rogers Of Gazette 530722 03 Dirty Politics.mp3
    34. Teddy Roosevelt Crooked Politics Crooked Business.mp3
    35. Voices Of History Hg Wells On Economics Politics.mp3
    36. William L. Hutchinson 361025 Campaigns Against New Deal Gop.mp3
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    Volume 1 - 39 shows - total playtime 19 hours 14 minutes
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    1. Alfred M. Landon 360918 Address Kansas Young Gops Topeka.mp3
    2. America First Committee 411207 Lindbergh Speech, Des Moi.mp3
    3. America Looks Abroad 400714 35 New Order In France.mp3
    4. Americas Town Hall Meeting Of Air 380203 What Democracy Mean.mp3
    5. Author Meets Critics 490320 Fires Of Spring.mp3
    6. Barrie Craig 511017 003 Judge And Champ.mp3
    7. Beyond Victory 431200 Tehran Conference.mp3
    8. Beyond Victory 440101 France In World Of Tomorrow.mp3
    9. Catholic Hour 411207 Politics In Religion In Politics.mp3
    10. Dan Ingram Wabc 681102 Many Nixon Other Political Ads.mp3
    11. Dangerous Assignment 510703 065 S.America Countrys Democracy.mp3
    12. Dennisday 490416 Assemblycampaign.mp3
    13. Duffys Tavern 510112 392 Lady Visits Draft Board.mp3
    14. Dwight H. Green 400226 Gop Candidate Illinois Governor Jobs.mp3
    15. Easy Aces 140 City Files Are Missing On Marsh Property.mp3
    16. Eisenhower Years 11 President And Politics.mp3
    17. Frank Knox 360612 Accepts Gop Nod As Vp, Red Mckinsey Vocals.mp3
    18. Frank Knox 361028 Campaign At Avalon Hall, La Crosse, WI.mp3
    19. Ft 500208 156 Short Career Of Dexter Coles.mp3
    20. Ft 530805 330 Revolution In Rodneyville.mp3
    21. Fulton J Lewis Jr 401016 Willkie Holds News Conference.mp3
    22. Fulton J Lewis Jr 401030 New York Welcomes Willkie.mp3
    23. Gen Douglas Macarthurs510411 Farewell Address Congress.mp3
    24. Great Moments Pres Wilson Business Of Politics.mp3
    25. Green Hornet 380505 Citizenship Insurance Racket.mp3
    26. Green Hornet 390907 375 Courtroom Racket.mp3
    27. Green Hornet 401009 Votes For Sale.mp3
    28. Green Hornet 410823 Paroles For Sale.mp3
    29. Green Hornet 451004 Stuffed Panda Aka Treasury Fraud.mp3
    30. Green Hornet 451101 Ballots And Bluff.mp3
    31. Hallmark Playhouse 490331 041 Immortal Wife.mp3
    32. Halls Of Ivy 500317 011 Dirty Politics.mp3
    33. Halls Of Ivy 510620 069 Pork Barrel Politics.mp3
    34. Hear It Now 510223 11 Truman Names Tank.mp3
    35. Hear It Now 510302 12 Cold War News.mp3
    36. Hear It Now 510309 13 Biography Of Labor Union.mp3
    37. Hear It Now 510316 14 Kefauver Crime Hearings.mp3
    38. Hear It Now 510413 18 Truman Fires Macauthur.mp3
    39. Hear It Now 510518 23 Crime Hearings.mp3
    Volume 2 - 36 shows - total playtime 15 hours 28 minutes
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    1. Herbert Hoover 361030 Supports Landon Chlnge Liberty Denver.mp3
    2. Info Please 430412 257 Wendell Willkie.mp3
    3. Information Please 430412 257 Wendell Willkie.mp3
    4. Kennedy Nixon Debate 1 600926.mp3
    5. Kennedy Nixon Debate 2 601007.mp3
    6. Kennedy Nixon Debate 3 601013.mp3
    7. Kennedy Nixon Debate 4 601021.mp3
    8. Lest We Forget 1946 These Great Americans 01 Wendell Willkie.mp3
    9. Life In Your Hands 520724 Eddie Phillips, Escaped Killer.mp3
    10. Life In Your Hands 520827 An Alderman Is Murdered.mp3
    11. Lr 400918 1194 Mustang Mag In Politics.mp3
    12. Lr 400918 Mustang Mag In Politics.mp3
    13. March Of Time 341005 Hugh S Johnson Resigns From Nra.mp3
    14. Milton Berle 471111 36 Salute To Washington, Dc.mp3
    15. Milton Berle 480316 54 Salute To Politics.mp3
    16. Nixon Entire Resignation Speech.mp3
    17. Ozzie Harriet 460120 B20 Ozzie Runs For Office.mp3
    18. Phil Harris 481031 Phil Helps Presidential Election.mp3
    19. Pres Inauguration 19330304 Franklin D. Roosevelt .mp3
    20. Pres Inauguration 19490120 Harry S Truman.mp3
    21. Pres Inauguration 19530120 Dwight D Eisenhower.mp3
    22. Pres Inauguration 19610120 John F Kennedy.mp3
    23. Pres Inauguration 19690120 Richard Nixon.mp3
    24. Pres Inauguration 19740809 Gerald Rudolph Ford.mp3
    25. Pres Inauguration 19770120 Jimmy Carter.mp3
    26. Pres Inauguration 19810120 Ronald Reagan.mp3
    27. Pres Inauguration 19890120 George H. W. Bush.mp3
    28. Pres Inauguration 19930120 William Clinton.mp3
    29. Pres Inauguration 20010120 George W. Bush.mp3
    30. Pres Inauguration 20090120 Barack Obama.mp3
    31. Ralph E. Church 400300 Gop Candidate For Senate Campaigns.mp3
    32. Rogers Of Gazette 530722 03 Dirty Politics Copy.mp3
    33. Rogers Of Gazette 530722 03 Dirty Politics.mp3
    34. Teddy Roosevelt Crooked Politics Crooked Business.mp3
    35. Voices Of History Hg Wells On Economics Politics.mp3
    36. William L. Hutchinson 361025 Campaigns Against New Deal Gop.mp3
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    75 recordings on 37 Audio CDs
    total playtime 34 hours, 42 min

    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A001

    1. Easy Aces 140 City Files Are Missing On Marsh Property
    2. Eisenhower Years 11 President And Politics
    3. Great Moments Pres Wilson Business Of Politics
    4. Lest We Forget 1946 These Great Americans 01 Wendell Willkie

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A002

    1. Nixon Entire Resignation Speech
    2. Pres Inauguration 19330304 Franklin D. Roosevelt
    3. Pres Inauguration 19490120 Harry S Truman

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A003

    1. Pres Inauguration 19530120 Dwight D Eisenhower
    2. Pres Inauguration 19610120 John F Kennedy
    3. Pres Inauguration 19690120 Richard Nixon
    4. Pres Inauguration 19740809 Gerald Rudolph Ford
    5. Pres Inauguration 19770120 Jimmy Carter

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A004

    1. Pres Inauguration 19810120 Ronald Reagan
    2. Pres Inauguration 19890120 George H. W. Bush
    3. Pres Inauguration 19930120 William Clinton
    4. Teddy Roosevelt Crooked Politics Crooked Business
    5. Voices Of History Hg Wells On Economics Politics

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A005

    1. Pres Inauguration 20010120 George W. Bush
    2. Pres Inauguration 20090120 Barack Obama
    3. March Of Time 341005 Hugh S Johnson Resigns From Nra

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A006

    1. Frank Knox 360612 Accepts Gop Nod As Vp, Red Mckinsey Vocals
    2. Alfred M. Landon 360918 Address Kansas Young Gops Topeka
    3. William L. Hutchinson 361025 Campaigns Against New Deal Gop

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A007

    1. Frank Knox 361028 Campaign At Avalon Hall, La Crosse, WI

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A008

    1. Herbert Hoover 361030 Supports Landon Chlnge Liberty Denver

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A009

    1. Americas Town Hall Meeting Of Air 380203 What Democracy Mean

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A010

    1. Green Hornet 380505 Citizenship Insurance Racket
    2. Green Hornet 390907 375 Courtroom Racket
    3. Dwight H. Green 400226 Gop Candidate Illinois Governor Jobs

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A011

    1. Ralph E. Church 400300 Gop Candidate For Senate Campaigns
    2. America Looks Abroad 400714 35 New Order In France
    3. Lr 400918 1194 Mustang Mag In Politics

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A012

    1. Lr 400918 Mustang Mag In Politics
    2. Green Hornet 401009 Votes For Sale

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A013

    1. Fulton J Lewis Jr 401016 Willkie Holds News Conference
    2. Fulton J Lewis Jr 401030 New York Welcomes Willkie
    3. Green Hornet 410823 Paroles For Sale
    4. America First Committee 411207 Lindbergh Speech, Des Moi

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A014

    1. Catholic Hour 411207 Politics In Religion In Politics
    2. Info Please 430412 257 Wendell Willkie

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A015

    1. Information Please 430412 257 Wendell Willkie
    2. Beyond Victory 431200 Tehran Conference
    3. Beyond Victory 440101 France In World Of Tomorrow

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A016

    1. Green Hornet 451004 Stuffed Panda Aka Treasury Fraud
    2. Green Hornet 451101 Ballots And Bluff

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A017

    1. Ozzie Harriet 460120 B20 Ozzie Runs For Office
    2. Milton Berle 471111 36 Salute To Washington, Dc

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A018

    1. Milton Berle 480316 54 Salute To Politics
    2. Phil Harris 481031 Phil Helps Presidential Election

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A019

    1. Author Meets Critics 490320 Fires Of Spring
    2. Hallmark Playhouse 490331 041 Immortal Wife

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A020

    1. Dennisday 490416 Assemblycampaign
    2. Ft 500208 156 Short Career Of Dexter Coles

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A021

    1. Halls Of Ivy 500317 011 Dirty Politics
    2. Duffys Tavern 510112 392 Lady Visits Draft Board

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A022

    1. Hear It Now 510223 11 Truman Names Tank

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A023

    1. Hear It Now 510302 12 Cold War News

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A024

    1. Hear It Now 510309 13 Biography Of Labor Union

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A025

    1. Hear It Now 510316 14 Kefauver Crime Hearings

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A026

    1. Gen Douglas Macarthurs510411 Farewell Address Congress

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A027

    1. Hear It Now 510413 18 Truman Fires Macauthur

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A028

    1. Hear It Now 510518 23 Crime Hearings

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A029

    1. Halls Of Ivy 510620 069 Pork Barrel Politics
    2. Dangerous Assignment 510703 065 S.America Countrys Democracy

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A030

    1. Barrie Craig 511017 003 Judge And Champ
    2. Life In Your Hands 520724 Eddie Phillips, Escaped Killer

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A031

    1. Life In Your Hands 520827 An Alderman Is Murdered
    2. Rogers Of Gazette 530722 03 Dirty Politics Copy

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A032

    1. Rogers Of Gazette 530722 03 Dirty Politics
    2. Ft 530805 330 Revolution In Rodneyville

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A033

    1. Kennedy Nixon Debate 1 600926

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A034

    1. Kennedy Nixon Debate 2 601007

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A035

    1. Kennedy Nixon Debate 3 601013

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A036

    1. Kennedy Nixon Debate 4 601021

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    Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise Disc A037

    1. Dan Ingram Wabc 681102 Many Nixon Other Political Ads

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