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Archive: April 20, 2008 - April 26, 2008

DNC Releases First Anti-McCain Ad

The Democratic National Committee has launched its first ad against presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain. The ad shows footage of McCain at a GOP debate in Los Angeles, Calif. at the Reagan Presidential Library. McCain answers the question of whether Americans are better off now than they were eight...

By washingtonpost.com | April 25, 2008; 4:07 PM ET | Comments (5)

Inside Obama's War Room

KatieCouric launched a new reporting project Thursday night about the campaign staffs of Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama. She started by profiling Obama's staff, and visiting his Chicago campaign headquarters. For those that follow campaign politics closely, the piece puts faces to the names of frequently quoted people:...

By Ed O'Keefe | April 25, 2008; 2:05 PM ET | Comments (23)

McCain Pushes N.C. GOP to Drop Obama Ad

Aboard his Straight Talk Express bus this morning, John McCain talked about a recent collision -- one with the North Carolina GOP. The state party has announced it will run an ad that reminds voters of the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's former pastor. The spot begins with an...

By Washington Post editors | April 23, 2008; 4:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Candidates Look Ahead to Indiana and North Carolina

Just hours ahead of the Pennsylvania primary, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are looking ahead to the next two battlegrounds: Indiana and North Carolina. Obama's stumping in Indiana later today and Clinton has launched a TV spot just ahead of an appearance tomorrow. Her new ad focuses on what she...

By Washington Post editors | April 22, 2008; 4:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Candidates 'Brawl' on Monday Night Raw

The fight to become president got a little more literal last night when Sens. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain appeared on World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) Monday Night Raw. Clinton and Obama turned down the initial WWE invitation to settle their differences in the ring. Instead, the three candidates...

By washingtonpost.com | April 22, 2008; 3:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Responds to 'Fear' Ad

The ad wars continue in the final hours of the Pennsylvania campaign. Now Barack Obama is responding to Hillary Clinton's "Kitchen" ad, which the Obama campaign is calling "the Fear ad." Here's Obama's response: ANNOUNCER: Who has what it takes to really bring change? To finally take on the special...

By Ed O'Keefe | April 21, 2008; 6:08 PM ET | Comments (7)

Four More From Clinton in Final Day of Campaigning

SCRANTON, PA. -- The latest poll suggests four percent of Pennsylvania's likely Democratic voters are still undecided about tomorrow's primary. If they happen to watch TV today, they'll be coaxed by several new ads from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Over the weekend, Obama started airing two new messages, touting...

By Ed O'Keefe | April 21, 2008; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Comments an Issue in Pa. House Race

By Paul Kane of The Trail: PHILADELPHIA -- In a sign of the fall campaign the GOP hopes to run against Democrats, a Republican candidate today unveiled a web advertisement linking a House freshman to Sen. Barack Obama's comment that many small town Americans "cling" to gun rights and religion....

By Ed O'Keefe | April 21, 2008; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (2)

Democrats' Ad War Continues in Pa.

With less than 48 hours before Pennsylvania's presidential primary, Barack Obama is up with a new ad. "Exactly" responds to Hillary Clinton's response to his two most recent ads that criticize her health care plan and her character. Here's the script: "Newspapers call Hillary Clinton's negative attacks the "old politics."...

By Ed O'Keefe | April 20, 2008; 2:25 PM ET | Comments (0)


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