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Fact checking California’s political TV ads

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US President Barack Obama Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney make their way to greet their wives at the end of the third and final presidential debate October 22, 2012 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Lest you forget that we are week out from an election. Depending on your location, if you turn on your TV there will likely be an endless stream of ads telling you how you should vote.

Here in California, that means spots for and against the 11 different propositions on the ballot. So far, campaigns have raised over $350 million to support their causes.

Leading the pack in terms of spending are propositions 30, 32, 37 and 38. But what to make of all the claims we are hearing?

To help us sort through some of the ads we're joined by Tom Hollihan. He's a professor of communication at USC's Annenberg School. 

 

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