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Reuters: Advertising blitz seeks to sway U.S. debt debate

Reuters - July 29, 2011

Ads from groups traditionally allied with the Democratic Party, including the Service Employees International Union and other labor organizations, have been blasting the airwaves since last week, heaping blame on Republicans if Social Security and veterans' checks are halted.

The SEIU and three other groups launched 30-second television spots in eight states on Friday. A spokesman says they spent "six figures" for the eight ads, after running four last week.

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