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Obama Buys Super Bowl Ad - In Boston

Patriots fans who watch the Super Bowl at home this weekend will get all the usual beer and snack ads -- along with a pitch for votes from Sen. Barack Obama. The Illinois Democrat has purchased a 30-second spot during a local advertising block on Boston's WFXT, just two days before Massachusetts holds its presidential primary.

Fox won't sell national ad space in the Big Game to presidential candidates -- not that any had tried to buy it -- but local ad space is fair game and far less costly. Further, both Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton have bought time during pregame Bowl programming.

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