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Ebola Spikes in Campaign Ads Ahead of Midterms

Last week saw a spike in TV campaign ads that feature the word “Ebola” or show images of masked healthcare workers.
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Ebola is not spreading aggressively throughout the U.S, but campaign ads using the disease to scare voters certainly are.

Last week marked a spike in TV ad buys in Senate and House races featuring either the word “Ebola” or images of emergency workers in protective suits and masks, according to data from Kantar Media's CMAG, a tracking firm.