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This image provided by the Obama For America campaign shows a still frame made from a video ad entitled "Only Choice" which negatively characterizes Mitt Romney's proposals for Medicare. One analysis estimates the campaigns and independent groups will have spent about $1.1 billion on television advertising this year, with $750 million already allocated in states likely to determine the outcome of the presidential contest.

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