After three terse and tense debates, the third and last presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former governor Mitt Romney ended Monday night (Oct. 22).
Now there's just a few weeks before election day on Nov. 6.
Are you experiencing electioneering burnout? President Obama even referenced burnout in his closing remarks during the final debate when he referred to, "way too many TV commercials."
Some people are voting early just to avoid the last few weeks of contentious TV advertising.
But there are lots of political junkies that look at the ads as a means to an end. And some political experts say they work.
And more than 400 churches nationwide are turning election day into a holy affair, holding Election Day Communion sessions to capture a sense of renewal and unity in the face of the country's political divisions. About 20 churches in Charlotte, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Asheboro, Asheville, Durham, Brevard and New Bern are offering the service on Nov. 6.
In N.C., many voters are asking for less negative campaigning.
About 80 percent of likely voters in North Carolina polled by cell phone and landline in September and October say campaigns would be better off without negative ads, according to a survey released jointly last week from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication and High Point University.
Here are a few examples of campaign ads, some negative and some not. (And the posting of these ads does not constitute an endorsement of any candidate.)
So are you ready for election season to be over?
Not all ads are negative. NC Supreme Court candidate Paul Newby took a humorous approach with his ad.