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State Races No Slouch When It Comes to TV Ad Spending

State Races No Slouch When It Comes to TV Ad Spending
Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson and Democratic candidate Mike Ross

The political blitz that's been hitting Arkansans' television sets isn't just limited to the nationally watched fight for a U.S. Senate seat, according to a study released Wednesday.
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Arkansas Cowers Under Senate Advertising Barrage

Arkansas has been especially hard hit this year by an ad blitz focused on the state's Senate race and, to a lesser extent, the governor's office.
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KATV Sweeps Little Rock Nielsen Ratings Again

It was Christmas in July again for Sinclair Broadcast Group's ABC affiliate KATV-TV, Channel 7, as the station swept Nielsen household ratings in all but one broadcast for the third consecutive July ratings period.
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