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Three Republican Campaigns That Tell Us Where the 'War on Women' is Headed

It's far from over.
Scott Brown is pictured.

Scott Brown is pictured.

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Six months ago, Michigan's Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Terri Lynn Land, cut a gimmicky ad and convinced the press that it was a humdinger. The spot, titled "Really," was undeniably hooky. Land faced a camera, told viewers that Democratic Representative Gary Peters was accusing her of waging a "war on women," and sipped from a cup as quasi-Jeopardy music played.

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The political press corps and punditocracy, looking at polls that showed a tight Senate battle, pronounced the ad brilliant. "Good stuff!" said CNN's John King after playing the ad on his show.