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00000175-b316-d35a-a3f7-bbdeffaf0001The Ticket, produced by KUT and the Texas Tribune, is our new podcast focused on the 2016 presidential race.

The Ticket: How Opposition Research Affects a Campaign

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Political reports are getting lots of mail pushing info on political candidates

This week on the The Ticket 2016: It's the season of the brown envelope. What's in these anonymous packages dropped on a journalist's desk? Pictures, audio, documents…all aimed at discrediting a political candidate. The Texas Tribune's Jay Root and KUT's Ben Philpott dive into the world of opposition research to break down how these attacks are created and distributed. Plus, we'll have analysis on Chris Christie's recent resurgence in the 2016 race from New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz.

Visit TheTicket2016.com, where you can find more episodes and links to subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher.

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