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Archive: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

Clinton Ads: Three for Texas and Ohio

Hillary Clinton is airing new ads in Ohio and Texas. Level "Corporate special interests" bad. Middle-class tax breaks good. Deliver A folksy narrator says "In Texas, when there's work to be done, talk doesn't cut it." Proud Former Ohio Senator John Glenn says Hillary fights for "working people."...

By Ed O'Keefe | February 22, 2008; 1:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Gets Specific

Barack Obama's campaign has released a new Web video reminding voters that he's got specifics to back up his rhetoric. It's a response to charges that he gives an "eloquent but empty call for change," as stated by John McCain Tuesday night, and hits back at accusations made by Hillary...

By Ed O'Keefe | February 20, 2008; 5:50 PM ET | Comments (8)

Pro-Clinton 527 Releases First TV Ad

From our brother blog, The Trail: A new independent group has started raising substantial amounts of money to put television ads on the air in Texas and Ohio that appear to be designed to help Sen. Hillary Clinton in her heated primary battles there. The group called American Leadership Project...

By Ed O'Keefe | February 20, 2008; 3:29 PM ET | Comments (8)

Hispanic Celebrities Rally Voters

Ahead of the March 4 primary in Texas, Ugly Betty's America Ferrera and comedian George Lopez are rallying Hispanic voters on behalf of their favorite candidates for the Democratic ticket. Support from Texas's large Hispanic population is expected to be a vital component for victory in the state. Ferrera is...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | February 20, 2008; 1:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Democrats Target McCain

Democrats have started attacking presumptive GOP nominee John McCain on several fronts this week. The most recent example is a new web video by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee that lumps McCain together with President George W. Bush, and vulnerable GOP senators, criticizing their continued support for the war in...

By Ed O'Keefe | February 20, 2008; 11:34 AM ET | Comments (6)

Clinton's 'Voice' in Vermont, 'Night Shift" in Tex. and Ohio

Looking past what might happen in Hawaii, Wisconsin, and Washington tonight, Hillary Clinton continues to spend ad dollars in the states voting on March 4: Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont. "Night Shift" is airing in Ohio, and is aimed squarely at working-class, or middle-class voters. "You pour coffee, fix...

By Ed O'Keefe | February 19, 2008; 3:37 PM ET | Comments (151)

Obama and Clinton: Copycats?

Several news organizations report today that Barack Obama used elements of a 2006 speech by then-gubernatorial candidate Deval Patrick (D) in an address to Wisconsin Democrats on Saturday night. Here's a YouTube example produced by user chrisoh7: "Sen. Obama is running on the strength of his rhetoric, and the strength...

By Ed O'Keefe | February 18, 2008; 12:33 PM ET | Comments (168)

Clinton Says Thank You

Following what her campaign considers a good fundraising week, Hillary Clinton has posted a "thank you" message on her Web site. Supporters received a link to the video from campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe. "In the past week alone, you went to HillaryClinton.com and donated over $10 million to this campaign....

By Ed O'Keefe | February 17, 2008; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (8)


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