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Congressional Republicans Attack With Video

The GOP's House and Senate campaign committees have posted several items in the past few days designed to sitr up support, and favorable news coverage.

The NRCC has posted a video attacking Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) for voting for "faulty legislation that jeopardizes our terrorist surveillance program." Giffords faces Arizona State Senate president Tim Bee (R) in November.

On the Senate side, the NRSC has posted several "video press releases."

The first targets Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), suggesting he's served in Washington for too long:

The second NRSC "video press release" questions the education record of former New Hampshire governor and Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen (D), who is challenging New Hampshire's Sen. John Sununu (R).

"What we have really been focused on is web video, and all the people we can reach that we typically don't really reach with say, press releases," NRSC spokeswoman Rebecca Fisher told Channel '08 a few months ago. "We're really using this as a communications strategy, and driving our message through these Web ads, so that state press will pick up on these issues."

So while you may not see these videos show up on YouTube's most-viewed list, they may provoke conversation for radio shows, or inspire newspaper investigations.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  March 27, 2008; 4:00 PM ET Congress
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And the ad is clearly targeted at Sen. Barack Obama. The McCain campaign has apparently decided that Obama will be the Democratic nominee. More on that later.

The ad, is called "624787." That's not some weird new zip code; that was McCain's Navy serial number which you see him rattle off from his hospital bed as a North Vietnamese prisoner of war.

What the McCain campaign understands is that the president is the living, breathing, walking symbol of the American Republic. As such, he must be seen as the ultimate American patriot.



Posted by: Jeff | March 28, 2008 3:36 PM

So business as usual for the GOP, attack attack, never stand on your own accomplishments...

They're a little late to the internet party aren't they? But better late than never I suppose.

Posted by: A.Political | March 31, 2008 1:19 PM

Since the information put out in the videos is true it is not an attack. It is just the truth. Talk about grasping for straws or better yet; building a straw man. Libs seem like they always have to complain about something. Maybe they do this to make themselves feel better about themselves or to feel like they matter in the grand scheme of things. I don't know all of the reasons they feel compelled to complain. To be fair, though, that is only half of the story.

Posted by: Littledoc | April 1, 2008 7:38 PM

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