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Super Bowl Super Tuesday Spots

By Matthew Mosk
Having a flush bank account allows for some significant advantages going into Super Tuesday, and one of those will be on display to millions of viewers who tune into watch the Super Bowl tonight.

Sen. Barack Obama, who raised over $32 million last month, will put some of that money to use on ads that will air in selected media markets during the big game.

This does not mean he has bought one of the coveted, $3 million, Fox network spots that air nationwide. The network leaves a certain portion of the advertising time during the game available to local stations, who sell more targeted ads that are not quite as expensive. This has allowed Obama to put ads up during the game in specific states that will be holding primaries during the next two weeks.

Obama's ad will run during the Super Bowl in markets in the following jurisdictions:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

Posted at 4:37 PM ET on Feb 3, 2008  | Category:  Ad Watch
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Obama's ability to bring people together is important to "get things done" rather than just talk and he is more intelligent than any of the candidates. He is the only candidate that talks the talk AND walks the walk.

I would post all of Obama's record, but the list is too substantive, so I'll mainly categorize. During the first (8) eight years of his elected service he sponsored over 820 bills. He introduced

233 regarding healthcare reform,
125 on poverty and public assistance,
112 crime fighting bills,
97 economic bills,
60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills,
21 ethics reform bills,
15 gun control,
6 veterans affairs and many others.

His first year in the U.S. Senate, he authored 152 bills and co-sponsored another 427. These included:
**the Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 (became law),
**The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act, (became law),
**The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, passed the Senate,
**The 2007 Government Ethics Bill, (became law),
**The Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill, (In committee), and many more.

In all since enter the U.S. Senate, Senator Obama has written 890 bills and co-sponsored another 1096. An impressive record for someone who supposedly has no record according to the spin meisters and mindless twits. I challenge Clinton supporters to name a single legislative accomplishment that demonstrates her superior experience.

Mind you, I think Hillary is well intended, but she does not have the ability to turn her ideas into reality - too polarizing. :( Plus I don't like the way she portrays women (ie needing her husband to help and crying when it serves her) - not dignified.

Posted by: skimom27 | February 7, 2008 6:28 PM

FYI the Obama ad ran in Tennessee also.

Posted by: docromulus | February 3, 2008 10:19 PM

I want an intelligent president, not a charismatic one. All the hype worries me. Obama has a record of not voting correctly in congress. He has taken money from major polluters. What will happen if he is president? No more Bushes please.

Posted by: infinitemkys | February 3, 2008 7:55 PM

At the Oprah/Michelle Obama rally just now, Gov. Schwarzneggar's wife and Kennedy clan member took the stage to endorse Barack Obama for president.

Posted by: Scott.C.Marks | February 3, 2008 5:55 PM

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