Election 2012 http://wfpl.org en Looking at the State Legislative Contests: GOP Hopes to Gain 10 Seats and Majority http://wfpl.org/post/looking-state-legislative-contests-gop-hopes-gain-10-seats-and-majority <p></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Bastian & Kenny Colston 2318 at http://wfpl.org Looking at the State Legislative Contests: GOP Hopes to Gain 10 Seats and Majority A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money http://wfpl.org/post/campaign-map-morphed-money Campaign reporters spend a lot of time pointing at color-coded electoral maps like the one below, showing which states voted for Republican John McCain (in red) and Democrat Barack Obama (in blue) in 2008.<p>But these maps lie — visually speaking.<p>Red appears to be the clear winner, dominating a vast swath from the South to the Rockies. It's all geographically accurate, but electorally skewed. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:42:21 +0000 editor 2304 at http://wfpl.org A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money DecodeDC: "Mind Control" in Political Ads? http://wfpl.org/post/decodedc-mind-control-political-ads <p>Today during <em>Here and Now</em>, we heard the second episode of Andrea Seabrook's project, <a href="http://www.decodedc.com/">DecodeDC</a>.</p><p>Heading into November, we're all being bombarded by p0litical ads around the clock, and this episode looks into the neuroscience behind party politics.&nbsp; Give it a listen, below.</p><p></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:39:26 +0000 Brad Yost 2269 at http://wfpl.org Campaign Ads From 3 Democratic Groups Contested For Inaccuracies http://wfpl.org/post/campaign-ads-3-democratic-groups-contested-inaccuracies <p>The campaign for control of the state House has taken a nasty turn, with radio and TV ads being pulled because of inaccuracies.</p><p>Republicans have successfully knocked radio ads attacking their candidates off the air in the Bardstown and Mayfield areas. And they are working on getting TV ads in Lexington pulled down as well.</p><p>The areas where the ads were pulled are considered hot spots for state legislative races, where either the GOP or Democrats are hoping to win seats.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:33:31 +0000 Kenny Colston 2263 at http://wfpl.org Campaign Ads From 3 Democratic Groups Contested For Inaccuracies