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Archive: July 6, 2008 - July 12, 2008

New McCain Immigration Ad Cites Latino Military Service

John McCain's newest ad attempts to humanize the nation's immigration debate by citing the military service and sacrifice of Latino veterans. It's a reminder to viewers that McCain once led immigration reform efforts, which died in Congress but proved popular with Latinos. "God's Children" is a 60-second message that...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 11, 2008; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (3)

New Democratic Video Calls Out McCain on Iraq

Web-only videos produced by campaigns and other political groups probably earn more media attention than they deserve, since they're not widely watched. But they often are a preview of how that candidate or group will advertise more widely. One day after the GOP released a video questioning Barack Obama's stance...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 9, 2008; 3:40 PM ET | Comments (9)

New RNC Video Highlights Obama's Iraq Shift

Asked by a voter today in Georgia if he has shifted his opinions on Iraq, guns and the death penalty, Barack Obama suggested "The people who say this haven't apparently been listening to me." "You're not going to agree with me on 100 percent of what I think, but don't...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 8, 2008; 7:48 PM ET | Comments (4)

Obama Responds to RNC Energy Ad with Own Spot

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: The Obama campaign will air an ad promoting his energy plans and criticizing his GOP rival's in the same four states where the Republican National Committee has aired an ad critical of his proposals. "On gas prices, John McCain's part of the problem," the...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 8, 2008; 3:58 PM ET | Comments (1)

McCain Ad: 'Love' vs. 'Hope'

John McCain's latest ad makes subtle suggestions that Barack Obama's rhetoric does not qualify him to serve as president. It also reminds baby boomers that while many of them were participating in the excesses of the late 1960s, he was serving time in a North Vietnamese prison camp. The 60-second...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 8, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Latino Voter Registration Drive Goes On-Air

A multi-million-dollar ad campaign designed to encourage voter registration and increased political participation among Latinos who are legal residents was launched today nationwide on Spanish-language television and radio stations. The National Association of Latino Elected Officials, in cooperation with National Council of La Raza, Univision, State Farm, and other groups...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 7, 2008; 1:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Evolution of a Message

The Republican National Committee has started airing a new ad critical of Barack Obama's energy proposals, or, as they see it, lack of such proposals. The 30-second message "Balance" will air in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio. (Read more about the message in The Fix.) It introduces McCain's policies...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 6, 2008; 9:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Democrats Target McCain Ahead of Economic Swing

The Democratic Party has released another version of its "McCain is like Bush" clip jobs, this one focused on John McCain's economic proposals: Democrats have seized on a Wall Street Journal report that McCain "will repackage proposals he has already outlined -- ones the campaign fears nobody heard." In response...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 6, 2008; 9:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

New RNC Ads Go After Obama on Energy

By Chris Cillizza in The Fix: The Republican National Committee last night began running ads questioning Barack Obama's commitment to energy reform, the first major ad buy by either party in the presidential race. "Record gas prices, a climate in crisis," says the ad's narrator. "John McCain says solve it...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 6, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Veterans Group Urges Support to 'Finish the Job'

By Michael D. Shear in The Trail: Sen. John McCain will get some battleground-state help this week from Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, who appear in a television commercial aimed at convincing the public that the United States is winning in Iraq. Produced by Vets for Freedom, an organization of veterans...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 6, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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