Campaigns Use Local Media As A Form Of 'Free Press'
By: David Folkenflik
November 2, 2012
In battleground states like Ohio, distant national figures running for the White House show up in person to capture the local news cycle again and again and again. The campaigns' desire to get "free media" simply by appearing is a source of excitement and exhaustion for local news organizations, which know they're being used but can't help themselves.
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