NPR's Michele Norris talks to Kasie Hunt, national political reporter for Politico, about Democrats' efforts to split Republican votes in districts with close races. Hunt says that in more than a dozen races all across the country, Democrats have been airing ads and sending out mailers to Republican households, touting the conservative messages of little-known Tea Party and other third-party candidates -- thereby giving them name recognition. She sees it as an acknowledgement among some Democrats that they cannot win in a two-party race, and that their best bet is to try take away some of the votes headed to their main opponents.
Democrats Seek To Split GOP Vote In Close Races
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