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If you turn on the TV between now and November 4th, be prepared to see lots of political ads. This week, The Scrum podcast bring you the good, the bad, and the unfair in the world of Massachusetts and Boston campaign ads.

Outguess The Scrum: Send Us Your 2014 Election Predictions

Election Day is nearly upon us, which means it's time for you to try to outguess The Scrum's David Bernstein, Peter Kadzis, and Adam Reilly in the #Mapoli Prediction Challenge.

The "I Get No Respect" Scrum Podcast

Do we write off some politicians because they're not viable? Or are they not viable because we write them off? The Scrum took a closer look at the struggle that some candidates face trying to get media coverage and the public to see them as contenders.

David Bernstein, Peter Kadzis and Adam Reilly handicap tonight's one-on-one debate between Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker.

The Scrum's Adam Reilly and David Bernstein speak with former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift about a possible Romney run for president in 2016; why women seem to love (or at least like) Charlie Baker; whether the national GOP has drifted too far to the right; inoculating against the three H's (hair, hemlines, and husbands); and the legacy of the late Governor Paul Cellucci.

Exciting Opportunity For Scrum Listeners!

The first five people to email us (scrum@wgbh.org) will have a chance to sit in the studio audience for the Oct. 21 debate between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley.

How To Become Governor, From Someone Who Didn't

The loneliness of the major-party candidate and some hard-won wisdom for Martha Coakley (and any political candidate) from former candidate Shannon O'Brien.

David Bernstein's Grand Unifying Theory of Massachusetts Politics and Charlie Baker; and the viability (or lack thereof) of former Boston Mayor Tom Meninio's attempt to cast himself as a prophet for American politics in his new book, Mayor for a New America.

This week, The Scrum podcast headed to historic Faneuil Hall for a gubernatorial forum focused on human services featuring all the Massachusetts candidates-- and found itself impressed by the performance of Evan Falchuck, who's running for governor as an independent.

A closer look at the strategy behind one of the most powerful PACs in D.C.- EMILY's List, and we meet Scrum Primary Challenge top-prognosticator Heather Foley.

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