Less than one week to go until the 2014 election. And that means that if you watch any TV over the next few days, you’ll see an avalanche of political ads.

What makes a campaign ad memorable? And is a memorable bad ad better than one that’s forgettable? This week, The Scrum podcast take a closer look at the best and worst political pitches of 2014 in Massachusetts politics with Boston Globe columnist Joanna Weiss.

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