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Money's Role in the 2012 Election: Don Gross

By the time this year's Presidential election rolls around, many voters will be as turned off as they are excited. Why? The constant presence of political ads that saturate almost every nook and cranny of the media market. But what makes these ads possible? The answer is the incredible influx of money into modern politics that is used to bludgeon as often as it is to persuade and inform voters.

University of Kentucky political science professor Don Gross joined us for a conversation about this very topic. A thirty-six year veteran of UK, Professor Gross has examined the ins-and-outs of campaign finance and he helps explain the role of money in politics today while also shedding light on many of this election's great unknowns. 
This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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