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Archive: August 12, 2007 - August 18, 2007

Ad Watch: Anti-War Ads Target College Students

An anti-war campaign funded in part by MoveOn.org, labor unions and other liberal groups is set to begin running TV ads on Monday in four areas of the country. The ads criticize GOP members of Congress for supporting the Iraq war. Americans Against Escalation in Iraq (AAEI) will run the...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 17, 2007; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (4)

Ad Watch: Pro-War Ads Thank GOP Senators

A group called Vets for Freedom is buying ad time in 10 states to thank GOP senators supporting the president's Iraq war policies. The "Thank You" ads began running two weeks ago in Minnesota, singling out Sen. Norm Coleman for praise. The ads continued this week in Kentucky, Nebraska, Virginia...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 17, 2007; 3:03 PM ET | Comments (2)

Ad Watch: Romney Thanks Iowa

Mitt Romney is out with a new ad in Iowa, designed to thank the state's Republican voters for his victory at Saturday's Iowa straw poll. The ad uses video highlights of his straw poll speech, uses the same instrumental music heard in his other ads, and ends with a "Thank...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 15, 2007; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: Two New Ones From Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson has two new TV ads that start airing in Iowa today. The first ad, called "Focused," is similar to the biographical ads produced in the past. It talks up New Mexico's economic rebound. "Candidates" continues the "Job Interview" ad series featuring some office workers shuffling through resumes of...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 15, 2007; 8:45 AM ET | Comments (1)

More YouTube Debate Questions For GOP Candidates

Voters continue to submit questions for the CNN/YouTube Republican debate. Joe says ATM machines spit out receipts, so why can't electronic voting machines produce physical records. Here's an issue that all Americans, regardless of ideology, can rally around: Squirreljohnny from Missouri wants to know what the candidates will do...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 14, 2007; 1:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: Club For Growth's Anti-Huckabee Ad

Anyone watching TV in Iowa last week probably saw this ad several times. It's paid for by the Club for Growth and targets GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's tax policies -- a creative way of comparing the former Arkansas governor to one of his predecessors, Bill Clinton. Huckabee addressed the...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 14, 2007; 9:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: Hillary Clinton's First TV Ad

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is out with her first TV ad of the presidential campaign cycle. It's called, "Invisibles" and is airing in Iowa. The 60-second spot says certain groups of Americans have been "invisible" to President Bush, but that these people would not be invisible under President Hillary Clinton....

By Ed O'Keefe | August 13, 2007; 1:03 PM ET | Comments (18)

GOP YouTube Debate Is On

The Post's Jose Antonio Vargas reported last night that the GOP's YouTube debate is now scheduled for Nov. 28. CNN confirms the date this morning (see below). Citizens continue to submit questions ahead of the debate. Peter Hauck of PrezVid.com has posted some noteworthy ones: Nina's out at the race...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 13, 2007; 8:54 AM ET | Comments (1)


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