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Data: Advertising Analytics and Cross Screen Media; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios

The video ad market for politics is expected to grow by $2 billion between 2018 and 2020, a 50% year-over-year increase, according to new estimates from Cross Screen Media and Advertising Analytics.

Why it matters: In total, political ad spend is expected to approach roughly $6 billion during the 2020 cycle accounting, according to Kantar. That means that political video ads will make up roughly 4.5% of the total U.S. video ad market and 17% of its entire growth, per Cross Screen Media CEO Michael Beach.

Go deeper: Political ad spending hits new record for 2018 midterm elections

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Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: Coronavirus cases rose 10% in the week before Thanksgiving.
  2. Politics: Supreme Court backs religious groups on New York coronavirus restrictions.
  3. World: Expert says COVID vaccine likely won't be available in Africa until Q2 of 2021 — Europeans extend lockdowns.
  4. Economy: The winners and losers of the COVID holiday season.
  5. Education: National standardized tests delayed until 2022.
4 hours ago - Health

Standardized testing becomes another pandemic victim

Photo: Edmund D. Fountain for The Washington Post via Getty

National standardized reading and math tests have been pushed from next year to 2022, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) announced Wednesday.

Why it matters: There’s mounting national evidence that students are suffering major setbacks this year, with a surge in the number of failing grades.

4 hours ago - World

European countries extend lockdowns

A medical worker takes a COVID-19 throat swab sample at the Berlin-Brandenburg Airport. Photo by Maja Hitij via Getty

Recent spikes in COVID-19 infections across Europe have led authorities to extend restrictions ahead of the holiday season.

Why it matters: "Relaxing too fast and too much is a risk for a third wave after Christmas," said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

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