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Surge in midterm election campaign spending a boon for TV broadcasters
Surge in midterm election campaign spending a boon for TV broadcasters

A year ago, KKTV, the CBS television affiliate in Colorado Springs, Colo., was expecting a sleepy season for midterm election political advertising. But races for a U.S. Senate seat and the governor turned out to be dogfights. Ballot questions on food labeling and racetrack gambling started attracting attention. Outside money from political action committees and others began flooding into the state. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Oct. 28, 7:54 a.m.: An earlier version of this article's photo caption stated that the candidates pictured are running for governor of Colorado. They are running for one of the state's Senate seats. ------------ Now, with election day fast...

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