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Archive: September 14, 2008 - September 20, 2008

Obama Ad: McCain Helps Ship Jobs Overseas

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: The Obama campaign's advertising folks have been busy in recent days, releasing several messages about immigration and the economy. One of the ads, airing in Pennsylvania and other battleground states, blames John McCain for the loss of hundreds of jobs at a Corning...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 18, 2008; 4:59 PM ET | Comments (12)

McCain Camp Decries Obama Spanish Ads

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: Republicans struck back at Barack Obama's new Spanish-language TV and radio ads, calling them "offensive and dishonest" in their attempt to tie John McCain to comments by conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. The McCain campaign sent out a release this morning with...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 18, 2008; 4:52 PM ET | Comments (8)

Obama Invokes Rush Limbaugh in New Spanish-Language Ads

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: The Obama campaign has released new radio and TV ads in Spanish that seek to tie Sen. John McCain to anti-immigrant comments made by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. The ads also suggest the Republican has "dos caras" -- "two faces" -- when...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 17, 2008; 1:59 PM ET | Comments (30)

McCain and Obama's New Economic Ads

Barack Obama and John McCain start airing direct-to-camera appeals today addressing the nation's economic troubles. Obama's two-minute message, to air nationally on cable and on broadcast stations in some battleground states, provides some specifics of his economic plans. McCain's ad speaks more to voter emotions and sneaks in an attack...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 17, 2008; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (73)

Democrats Slam Coleman On Iraq

By Chris Cillizza in The Fix: For the last month -- at least -- the Minnesota Senate race has featured some of the hardest hitting television ads in any contest (the presidential included) in the country. After Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign released an ad late last week that painted Democratic...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 17, 2008; 8:38 AM ET | Comments (7)

Immigration Again Focus of McCain -- in Spanish

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: John McCain continues to pound Barack Obama in Hispanic media, launching a new radio ad in Nevada that says McCain is a friend of Hispanics who "stood up" and "spoke out" during last year's debate on comprehensive immigration reform while Barack Obama did little....

By Ed O'Keefe | September 17, 2008; 6:45 AM ET | Comments (1)

Veterans Group Compares Petraeus and Obama on Surge

As Gen. David Petraeus departs Iraq to lead U.S. Central Command, Vets for Freedom is airing a new television commercial that compares his views on the Iraq "troop surge" with those of Sen. Barack Obama. "I think we're making progress, and progress is defined as progress towards winning," Petraeus...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 17, 2008; 6:30 AM ET | Comments (51)

MoveOn Calls Out McCain's 'Friends'

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: Listen to most John McCain speeches and he's bound to say the phrase "my friends" close to a dozen times. A new 30-second message by the liberal group MoveOn.org seizes on the phrase to target some of the candidate's closest associates. The ad flashes...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 16, 2008; 4:26 PM ET | Comments (7)

Strong Economic Fundamentals? Not in New Obama Ad

By Howard Kurtz in The Trail: The Ad: (Graphics:) Sept. 15, 2008. Lehman Bros. Collapses. Markets in Turmoil. Job Losses at 605,000 for the Year. Foreclosures at 9,800 a Day. And John McCain Says? (McCain:) Our economy I think, still, the fundamentals of our economy are strong. (Graphics:) The fundamentals...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 16, 2008; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

McCain-Palin Ad Says Economy in 'Crisis'

By Ed O'Keefe While John McCain suggests the fundamentals of the American economy are strong, his latest television ad suggests it's in "crisis" and will require "proven reformers" named McCain and Palin to fix it. The 30-second spot called "Crisis" will air nationally on both broadcast and cable networks, according...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 15, 2008; 6:26 PM ET | Comments (120)

Several Independent Groups Launch TV Attacks

With just 50 days until Election Day, several independent groups have bought air time to run television ads designed to boost the chances of John McCain or Barack Obama. Both candidates have asked these groups "to stay on the sidelines, hoping to steer funds to their own campaigns and party...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 15, 2008; 5:21 PM ET | Comments (3)

Coleman Warns Minnesota of 'What to Expect'

Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) has launched a creative preemptive strike against expected attacks from Democratic opponent Al Franken and other groups. "What to Expect" is a 30-second ad that once again mixes Coleman's self-depricating style with mentions of his Senate record, a strategy that's worked for him before ("He...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 15, 2008; 6:36 AM ET | Comments (10)

 

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