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In Mechanics, Ramsin Canon notes that 5th Congressional District candidates have begun buying each other's names in Google's Adwords system, allowing them to pop up in searches for competitors. Over on the Windy Citizen, Brad Flora digs up the likely political operative behind the strategy.

 
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