Campaign Spending and Television Advertisements

Justin Elliott talked about ProPublica’s “Free the Files” project, which seeks to reveal who is paying for political… read more

Justin Elliott talked about ProPublica’s “Free the Files” project, which seeks to reveal who is paying for political television advertisements in key “swing” states in the 2012 elections. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently began requiring television stations to put information about political ad buys online, although only the top 50 markets are required to do so. Those stations can post the files as image PDFs, resulting in no easy way to search records by the name of the ad buyer from the FCC database. close

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Campaign Spending and Television Advertisements

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Oct 16, 2012

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  • Oct 16, 2012 | 7:53am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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