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Political Chat: All Eyes On So. Carolina This Week

OPB | Jan. 20, 2012 5:46 a.m. | Updated: Oct. 19, 2012 4:25 a.m. | Portland, OR

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As flooding hits Western Oregon, television viewers are being deluged with political ads.

The South Carolina Republican primary is Saturday, and the presidential campaigns have spent over $12 million in advertising in the Palmetto State.

The outcome could have consequences for the Washington caucuses in March and the Oregon primary in May.

Meanwhile, we can now put a figure to the fundraising efforts in Oregon’s First Congressional District special election. And Oregon Senator Ron Wyden takes the lead in opposition to Congressional efforts to stop online piracy.

We talk politics on Fridays with our political guys. — Bill Lunch, OPB’s Political Analyst and Jeff Mapes, the senior political reporter and blogger for The Oregonian.

Click the audio icon above to hear their conversation/

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