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  • "The black community was so excited about Obama last time, they came out in droves, but that was last time. They didn't have that good feeling like they had last time, and that's what these ads are for," said Delegate Lionell Spruill Sr., a Democrat who has served nearly two decades in the state House of Delegates.

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  • "Yes, yes they are. We're so tired of seeing them. On both sides," Mr. Spruill said.

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