Unless you’re walking around in your own personal cone of silence, you’ve no doubt been exposed to some form of political advertising in recent weeks. And as the saying goes, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The midterm elections are drawing closer and candidates are ramping up ads that so far, pull no punches.
The nature of those ads will be part of the discussion later this afternoon as VPR presents a free symposium on politics, media, and money at St. Michael’s College.
That’s where NPR’s chief political reporter Peter Overby will help us explore the world of campaign finance and image making by candidates. He spoke with Mitch Wertlieb about these issues, and whether he thinks this election season seems especially negative and aggressive.