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Archive: July 8, 2007 - July 14, 2007

Clinton And Edwards, 'Seriously'

People are buzzing this morning about an exchange between Hillary Clinton and John Edwards following the NAACP presidential forum Thursday in Detroit. Fox News gets credit for capturing the audio and video of the exchange. In the video, Edwards approaches Clinton at the end of the forum and says, "We...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 13, 2007; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (15)

Ad Watch: New Ad Targets Sen. McConnell on Iraq War

Starting today, folks in Lexington and Louisville, Ky. will start seeing a new TV ad, targeting Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ken.), the Senate Minority Leader. The ad calls out McConnell for his support of President Bush's Iraq strategy, and it comes a little more than a year before McConnell seeks reelection....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 13, 2007; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (3)

Video of Hillary's Call For Help

For the upcoming CNN/YouTube debate the Democratic candidates have been asked to provide a 30-second video that will run at some point during the event. Keeping in the YouTube spirit of the moment, Hillary Clinton's campaign has decided to outsource the assignment - they're asking for video submissions from...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 13, 2007; 9:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Romney Radio

The Romney campaign has YouTubed a radio ad that starts running in Iowa and New Hampshire today. The minute-long announcement stars the former governor's wife, Ann. She talks about Mitt as a father, and describes how the couple met at a party during high school. Ann points out that Mitt...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 12, 2007; 2:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giuliani, Firefighters, And YouTube

We've been concentrating on who will be smart enough to benefit most from the internet and YouTube in this presidential election. But we should also ask who will be hurt most. And that could be Rudy Giuliani -- but only because he's not trying to use the internet smartly....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 12, 2007; 7:01 AM ET | Comments (5)

Giuliani Video is Up, Union Boss Explains Why

The International Association of Firefighters video criticizing Rudy Giuliani's leadership on and after 9/11 is now out (see below). A conversation this afternoon with IAFF president Howard A. Schaitberger paints a great picture of where groups like this may be headed during the 2008 campaign cycle (and why Channel '08...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 11, 2007; 4:47 PM ET | Comments (21)

New Video Critical of Giuliani's 9/11 Leadership

The International Association of Firefighters is releasing a 13-minute video this afternoon on its Web site and YouTube, criticizing Rudy Giuliani's leadership following the 9/11 attacks. Channel '08 got a sneek peek ahead of its 5 p.m. ET release. The Giuliani campaign is writing off the video as a partisan...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 11, 2007; 1:40 PM ET | Comments (10)

Hillary Needs Help...

... Help with a new YouTube video, that is. When the Democrats meet on July 23 for the CNN/YouTube debate, the news network plans to air 30-second spots about each candidate, produced by the campaigns. "Each campaign has been asked to create a "YouTub-ish" style video for the program. It...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 11, 2007; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

John Edwards Wins MoveOn's Virtual Town Hall on Climate Change

John Edwards is the winner of MoveOn.org's second virtual town hall, focusing on climate issues. The former North Carolina senator earned 33 percent of votes, followed by Hillary Clinton and Dennis Kucinich with 15.7 percent each. The liberal group held its first virtual town hall back in April, focusing on...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 11, 2007; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (4)

Ads Target GOP Senators on Iraq

The presidency isn't the only thing up for grabs next year. Congress is in play too, of course. And as Chris Cillizza reports on The Fix, the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC), today begins airing ads targeting four vulnerable GOP senators: Sens. Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Susan Collins (Maine), John Sununu...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 10, 2007; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (4)

PostTalk: Sen. Richard Durbin

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) spoke with washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza and The Washington Post's Shailagh Murray about the Senate's Iraq war debate, and his support of Sen. Barack Obama (D)....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 10, 2007; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Richardson's 'TuTube' Efforts

Surveys suggest that Hillary Clinton polls best among Latino voters, and has higher name recognition among the growing voting bloc. But New Mexico governor Bill Richardson (D) is working hard to remind Latinos that he's one of them, even if he has a not-so-Spanish-sounding last name. He's reaching out to...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 10, 2007; 9:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

Bill Clinton: Call Me 'First Laddie'

In an appearance at the Aspen Institute's Ideas Festival on July 7, Bill Clinton is asked what he would like to be called if Hillary is elected. His response: "First Laddie." It appeared that he was kidding. Read the Aspen Times account. But no matter what he's called if Hillary...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 9, 2007; 1:03 PM ET | Comments (14)

 

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