With just five days until Election Day, independent political groups continue to spend money on advertising in battleground states. This time it's the Service Employees International Union, spending $425,000 to air a 30-second spot, called "Meghan," statewide on cable and broadcast stations.
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The latest ad from the Republican National Committee's independent expenditure unit continues the GOP's harsh attacks on Barack Obama's experience.
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By Robert Barnes NORFOLK -- Barack Obama's 30-minute informercial airing Wednesday night will feature vignettes...
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With one week to go until Election Day, here's some of what battleground state voters will see and hear in the next week.
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The Obama campaign will air a Spanish-language version of its 30-minute infomercial on Wednesday night on Univision, the highest-rated Spanish language television network.
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The Obama campaign will air the political commercial "New Subject" on national cable stations starting Monday.
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Someone has leaked an early version of a new Barack Obama campaign commercial during which the senator speaks only in Spanish, in an appeal to the nation's Latino voters.
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Gov. Charlie Crist (R-Fla.) seizes on the McCain campaign "Joe the Plumber/Spread the Wealth Around" talking points in a new campaign radio commercial airing in the Sunshine State.
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Some of Joe Biden's recent comments about Sen. Barack Obama have found their way into the latest TV commercial produced by Let Freedom Ring USA, a conservative group set to spend $5 million by Election Day on a series of TV and radio ads in five battleground states.
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The International Association of Firefighters has launched its voter mobilization campaign in support of Barack Obama with a new ad that attacks John McCain's health care proposals -- and two vulnerable Senate Republicans.
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By Ed O'Keefe The Obama campaign continues its recent radio and television ad campaigns...
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A new television spot from the Obama campaign relies on a group of everyday female supporters to sum up several of its arguments against a John McCain presidency.
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As an RNC unit questions Barack Obama's ability to handle a crisis, the McCain campaign will call the Democratic candidate "risky" in a new Spanish-language television commercial.
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Folks watching cable channels nationwide today may find a new ad from the Obama campaign that repeats an often-used line of attack on John McCain -- that he's in lockstep with the Bush Administration -- and seeks to undermine his protestation to the contrary at last night's final presidential debate.
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By Ed O'Keefe A California-based conservative political action committee called Our Country Deserves Better...
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Spoofing antidrug public service announcements that target teens and their risky behavior, the latest commercial from MoveOn.org Political Action stars two actors from the hit CW teen soap opera "Gossip Girl" encouraging parents to just say no to a behavior common to their age group: Voting for John McCain.
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By Ed O'Keefe The Obama campaign launched new Spanish-language advertising today, shifting from immigration,...
Posted on October 9, 2008 at 06:31 PM ET | Comments (5)
Add the popular environmental rights group Sierra Club to a growing list of independent groups working in Ohio in support of Barack Obama and against John McCain.
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By Ed O'Keefe Health Care for America Now, a coalition of liberal, labor, women's...
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The Republican National Committee's independent expenditure unit will spend more than $5.5 million in the next week to air an ad in five battleground states that claims Barack Obama's government spending proposals could cost close to $1 trillion.
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McCain and Barack Obama continue to fight over the issue of immigration in only their Spanish language ads.
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The Service Employees International Union is targeting John McCain's health care plan in a new ad airing in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, suggesting the Republican's plan will mean tax increases for middle income Americans.
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New ads released over the weekend by Barack Obama continued a focus on health care, while John McCain's criticized Obama's record on taxes in perhaps the last gasp of the policy-related ad war that has dominated the airwaves in recent weeks.
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It announced that next week it will make its largest radio ad buy to date as it continues its efforts to woo Christian voter support for Barack Obama.
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The McCain campaign today announced another Spanish-language television commercial blaming Barack Obama for killing immigration reform.
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The latest TV ad from the National Rifle Association invokes the immigration debate by suggesting that Barack Obama voted against a 2004 Illinois bill to provide additional legal protections to individuals defending themselves with firearms against illegal immigrants committing crimes in the citizen's homes.
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Having targeted Sen. Barack Obama's stance on the Iraq war before, the pro-McCain group Vets for Freedom this week begins airing a hard-hitting message accusing the Democratic presidential candidate of focusing more on his campaign than on his Senatorial oversight duties of military operations in Afghanistan.
Posted on September 30, 2008 at 09:28 PM ET | Comments (30)
By Ed O'Keefe Amid continued claims by the McCain campaign that he would raise...
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A new ad from the Republican National Committee's independent expenditure unit seems to dismiss the economic bailout proposals that John McCain continues to work on.
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McCain is running ads challenging Obama's stance on coal plants and ads about stem cell research.
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Sarah Silverman makes a funny.
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The National Rifle Association is likely to spend "in the eight figure range" on radio and television advertisements in the next 42 days as part of its efforts to deter undecided voters from voting for Barack Obama.
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Barack Obama today started airing new Spanish-language television and radio ads in Colorado, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico.
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By Ed O'Keefe John McCain's newest Spanish-language television commercial calls out Barack Obama for his...
Posted on September 19, 2008 at 04:24 PM ET | Comments (18)
A new radio ad that begins airing in Ohio on Friday employs some key biblical phrases in an attempt to gain support for Barack Obama among the state's Evangelical Christians.
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Republicans struck back at Barack Obama's new Spanish-language TV and radio ads, calling them "offensive and dishonest" in their attempt to tie John McCain to comments by conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
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New Obama ad airing in Pennsylvania and other battleground states blames McCain for the loss of hundreds of jobs at a Corning plant in State College, Penn.
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The Obama campaign has released new radio and TV ads in Spanish that seek to tie McCain to anti-immigrant comments made by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh
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A new 30-second message by the liberal group MoveOn.org targets some of McCain's closest associates.
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The McCain campaign has started airing a new Spanish-language television commercial in the battleground states of Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico that lays the failure of comprehensive immigration reform at the feet of Barack Obama and his Democratic colleagues -- despite the fact that Obama supported the bipartisan John McCain-Edward Kennedy efforts to enact such reforms and voted for their final proposal last year.
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The Democratic National Committee continues its "Bush and McCain More of the Same" arguments today in its first television commercial of the general election campaign.
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By Ed O'Keefe ST. PAUL -- In a conversation with Washington Post reporters, editors...
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By Ed O'Keefe ST. PAUL -- The Campaign for America's Future, a progressive group...
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political ads from her 2006 gubernatorial campaign reveal a folksy style that emphasized her youth and accomplishments as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.
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By Ed O'Keefe DENVER -- You knew this was coming. The McCain campaign has released...
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McCain and Obama release dueling ads over Ohio DHL deal.
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New Christian PAC to air pro-Obama spot during religious forum.
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A new 60-second radio ad paid for by the Republican Party of New Mexico cites Barack Obama's "bitter" comments from early April while attacking his energy proposals.
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MoveOn.org PAC airs a response ad to McCain's most recent attack on Obama.
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MoveOn.org has purchased ad time on MTV and Comedy Central to air an ad this week in support of Sen. Barack Obama.
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MoveOn.org has produced a new ad using recent comments by Iraq's prime minister to make its case that John McCain is wrong about the Iraq war.
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"Barack Obama understands our changing world," says the spot.
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The spot uses recent footage of McCain struggling to express his opinion when asked what he thought of some health care companies' decision to cover Viagra, but not birth control.
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"America's Leadership" promotes his efforts to secure nuclear weapons around the world.
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Updated 10:03 a.m. By Ed O'Keefe John McCain's newest ad attempts to humanize the...
Posted on July 11, 2008 at 09:49 AM ET | Comments (141)
Obama campaign will air an ad promoting his energy plans.
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Latest McCain ad reminds boomers that while they may have participated in the excesses of the late 1960s, he was serving time in a North Vietnamese prison camp.
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A multi-million dollar ad campaign designed to encourage voter registration and increased political participation among Latinos who are legal residents launches today nationwide on Spanish-language television and radio stations.
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Updated 1:26 p.m. By Ed O'Keefe John McCain's staff shakeup earlier this week came amid...
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John McCain has released another TV ad about energy, with yet another campaign slogan.
Posted on June 27, 2008 at 11:20 AM ET | Comments (4)
John McCain yesterday released a Web-only ad that compares Barack Obama to the namesake of the 1962 Bond movie, Dr. No.
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The Sierra Club launches a new radio ad in Ohio attacking John McCain's environmental bona fides. --Ed O'Keefe
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MoveOn releases a new ad tying John McCain to George Bush. --Ed O'Keefe
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John McCain is once again reaching out to Hispanic voters on the radio, this time targeting Cuban-Americans in South Florida. --Ed O'Keefe
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As Barack Obama moved to consolidate the support of his party, John McCain today launched the first radio ad of the general election campaign. --Ed O'Keefe
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