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Archive: September 28, 2008 - October 4, 2008

NRA Delivers New Ad in Spanish

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: The latest TV ad from the National Rifle Association invokes the immigration debate by suggesting that Barack Obama voted against a 2004 Illinois bill to provide additional legal protections to individuals defending themselves with firearms against criminals in citizen's homes. The ad will air...

By Ed O'Keefe | October 1, 2008; 2:08 PM ET | Comments (2)

Independent Group Raises McCain Health Issue

By Chris Cillizza in The Fix: In an attempt to intensify voter doubts about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's readiness for office in advance of Thursday's vice presidential debate, the California Nurses Association has launched an ad raising questions about John McCain's health. The ad went up in six battleground states...

By Ed O'Keefe | October 1, 2008; 2:06 PM ET | Comments (5)

Enviro Group Expands Wolf-Killing Policy Ad Buy

By Juliet Eilperin in The Trail: Capitalizing on the success of its hard-hitting ad questioning Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's support for predator control, a national environmental group is expanding its television buy in time for Thursday night's vice presidential debate. The ad by Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, which focuses...

By Ed O'Keefe | October 1, 2008; 2:05 PM ET | Comments (2)

Veterans Group Hits Obama on Afghanistan and Iraq

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: Having targeted Sen. Barack Obama's stance on the Iraq war before, the pro-McCain group Vets for Freedom this week begins airing a hard-hitting message accusing the Democratic presidential candidate of focusing more on his campaign than on his Senatorial oversight duties of military...

By Ed O'Keefe | October 1, 2008; 9:40 AM ET | Comments (3)

House Republican Ad Exploits Rangel's Ethics Problems

By Chris Cillizza in The Fix: House Republicans have launched an ad attacking a freshman Wisconsin Democrat over his ties to embattled Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (N.Y.), the first of a series of attempts to use Rangel's ongoing ethics woes as an anchor around the necks of...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 30, 2008; 4:53 PM ET | Comments (3)

Obama's Two-Minute Ad on Taxes

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: Amid continued claims by the McCain campaign that he would raise taxes on lower-income Americans, Barack Obama lays out his tax proposals in a two-minute commercial release by his campaign today. "On taxes, John McCain and I have very different ideas," Obama says...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 30, 2008; 4:50 PM ET | Comments (2)

New RNC Ad Dismisses Bailout as McCain Works for It

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: A new ad from the Republican National Committee's independent expenditure unit seems to dismiss the economic bailout proposals that John McCain continues to work on, potentially confusing voters by leading them to think the senator opposes the measures. The ad also criticizes Barack Obama...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 30, 2008; 4:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain Takes to Radio Over Coal and Stem Cells

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: Joe Biden's recent declaration to an Ohio voter that he wants "no coal plants here in America" is the focus of new McCain campaign radio ads airing in key battleground states. Biden's statement conflicted with Barack Obama's support for coal plants that emit less...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 30, 2008; 4:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

MoveOn Hits McCain On Economy Again

MoveOn.org's latest television commercial once again mocks John McCain for repeatedly using the phrase, "my friends" and suggests the candidate and his close advisers are to blame for economic troubles. "John McCain's friend Phil Gramm wrote the bill that deregulated the banking industry and stripped the safeguards that would...

By Ed O'Keefe | September 30, 2008; 1:15 PM ET | Comments (0)


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