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Photo by: Charlie Riedel

In this Oct. 27, 2010 photo, television repairman Josh Vannoy, who frequently hears complaints from customers about this year's political advertisements, stands next to a television showing a political ad at his store in Sedalia, Mo. Ads in U.S. House and Senate races have risen 50 percent; in gubernatorial races, they've more than doubled, according to figures from the Wesleyan Media Project, which analyzes ads. The political ad blitz has been an economic stimulus for broadcasters. For television viewers, however, the barrage of ads accusing politicians of being out-of-touch, corrupt liars can get overwhelmingly. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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