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Edwards Keeps 'Em Short

John Edwards is airing four super-short campaign commercials reminding South Carolina Democrats that there's more than two candidates still in the race. Each 10-second ad features photos of Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama with a narrator asking a question. Each ad ends with, "John Edwards is the only one." "Deal"...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | January 15, 2008; 02:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Ad: 'Fight'

In this 30-second spot, John Edwards says "corporate greed" is "stealing our children's future." Sound Bite: "Saving the middle class is going to be an epic battle and that's a fight I was born for."...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 18, 2007; 07:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Ad: No Difference Between 'Corporate Republicans' and 'Corporate Democrats'

The third ad released by John Edwards this week steps up his populist rhetoric, and hits both Republicans and fellow Democrats. "Rigged" is the fifth Edwards ad to air in New Hampshire since last summer. Another ad, "Together" is also airing statewide this week. "This system is corrupt. And it's...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 5, 2007; 02:54 PM ET | Comments (1)

Candidates Show Voters How to Caucus

It's no secret that the caucus process can be confusing. In an effort to help potential participants in Iowa and Nevada, the Democratic frontrunners have produced creative "how-to" videos to explain the process. Hillary Clinton's video -- "Caucusing is Easy" -- debuted two weeks ago. Husband Bill exercises and eats...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 4, 2007; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (3)

Edwards: This Could Be First Generation to Fail

John Edwards is airing another direct-to-camera appeal in an ad called "Twenty Generations." "Twenty generations of Americans have left their children a better life. My dad worked in mills for 30 years to do it for us. Now corruption and corporate greed mean we could be the first generation to...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 4, 2007; 09:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Health Care Ad in New Hampshire

John Edwards is airing a new ad in New Hampshire about health care. "We don't have universal health care because of drug companies, and insurance companies, and their lobbyists in Washington, D.C." Edwards says. "What child in this country is not worthy of health care?" he asks as the ad...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 3, 2007; 09:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Ones From Obama and Edwards

In addition to a new ad from Hillary Clinton out today, Barack Obama is airing a new ad in South Carolina called "Hope and Change." It uses the same music he used in a radio ad aimed at Black voters, and you'll notice the TV ad focuses on his work...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 20, 2007; 02:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Using YouTube to Make a Point

We've noticed a great example of how some campaigns use YouTube to edit pre-existing video journalism to make a point. Following last week's Democratic debate in Las Vegas, CBS News White House correspondent Jim Axelrod fact-checked statements that Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama made during the two-hour tussle....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 19, 2007; 05:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Is First Dem to Go on TV in S.C.

On the same day that his campaign started airing a new TV ad in Iowa, John Edwards becomes the first Democratic presidential contender to unveil a TV ad targeting South Carolina primary voters. And he takes full advantage of his home field advantage. "America's Jobs and America's Workers" is a...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 13, 2007; 10:18 PM ET | Comments (3)

Edwards Threatens to Strip Health Care Benefits From Members of Congress

John Edwards is airing a new ad in Iowa. In it he repeats the threat to use presidential powers to take away health care coverage from his cabinet and from Congress if they cannot provide universal health care coverage by July 2009. "There's no excuse for politicians in Washington having...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 13, 2007; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (6)

Edwards: Drug Companies Bad

John Edwards wants volunteers to lobby against drug company lobbyists. They're the reason "we don't have universal healthcare today." Sound Bite: "They [drug company lobbyists] wrote the Medicare Prescription Drug law. Literally."...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 16, 2007; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (2)

You Asked For It

The John Edwards campaign used Eventful, a web company, to have towns across the country compete to get him to come visit. Columbus, Kentucky won the chance to hear his stump speech about being a poor kid who reminds us that his daddy had to borrow $50 to get...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 5, 2007; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Desperate'-ly Seeking Votes

Primetime heartthrob James Denton of ABC's "Desperate Housewives?" has taken to t he campaign trail in support of John Edwards, appearing with Edwards's daughter, Cate, 25, at events in Iowa. Cate Edwards made headlines this past weekend when she said supporting her father was easy. "The choice was pretty easy...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 1, 2007; 04:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Reaction to Iraq Debate

Iraq dominated Washington's attention this week, with Congressional hearings, controversial newspaper ads, newspaper ads criticizing newspaper ads, and the president's primetime address to the nation. There's been plenty of reaction in the last 24 hours to the president's speech, and other Iraq-related events. The most high-profile response to the president's...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 14, 2007; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Response to Bush Speech

Even before President Bush addresses the nation on Iraq, John Edwards is out with clips of his two-minute response to the speech. The full two-minute response is expected to air around 9:20 p.m. ET on MSNBC, according to the Edwards campaign. It will follow the official Democratic response, by Sen....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 13, 2007; 05:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Labor Day Highlights

Various presidential campaigns have posted, and will be posting Labor Day campaign highlights online today. As The Post's political team reports today Clinton, Edwards, Obama, McCain, and Romney marched in parades, picked up key endorsements, and shook hundreds of hands. Barack Obama spoke to a large crowd in Manchester, N.H....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 4, 2007; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: Cardboard Cutouts Airing In Iowa

There are three new TV ads running in Iowa targeting the Democratic frontrunners -- Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama -- on the issue of health care. The ads were paid for by the California Nurses Association, and Physicians for a National Health Program, two groups pushing for a...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | August 20, 2007; 12:43 PM ET | Comments (75)

Democrats On Organized Labor

Ahead of tonight's AFL-CIO forum with the Democratic presidential candidates in Chicago, Joe Biden and John Edwards have posted videos summarizing their positions on organized labor. They're longer versions of the candidates' 30-second opening statements posted on MSNBC's Web site. The forum airs at 7 p.m. ET on MSNBC and...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | August 7, 2007; 03:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

John Edwards On The (Bike) Trail

"I think whoever wants to become commander-in-chief ought to answer the cancer question," says Lance Armstrong. And he's making sure whoever is the next president does so. Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation announced it will host a Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in late August. The two-day event will...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 26, 2007; 04:05 PM ET | Comments (1)

Edwards Debate Video Leading The Pack

As of 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, it looks like John Edwards' "Hair" video submission for Monday night's debate is proving most popular on YouTube. The video is set to the song "Hair" and plays off the recent back and forth about the cost of Edwards' grooming, a subject his campaign...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 24, 2007; 04:28 PM ET | Comments (2)

John Edwards' Video Submission

John Edwards' video submission has everything to do with hair, perhaps a tongue-in-cheek acknowledgement of recent embarrassing headlines regarding the former senator's expensive cuts....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 07:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: Elizabeth Edwards

If you haven't watched the latest "PostTalk" interview with John Edwards, make sure to check it out. Chris Cillizza and Dan Balz quiz the former senator about his focus on poverty, the Iraq war, and his chances. It's worth your time. The PostTalk interview comes a day after Elizabeth Edwards'...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 18, 2007; 02:11 PM ET | Comments (1)

PostTalk: John Edwards

The Washington Post's Dan Balz and washingtonpost.com's "Fix" man Chris Cillizza interviewed Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on Tuesday near Cleveland. The trio discussed Edwards' poverty awareness campaign, the Iraq war debate, and the former senator's chances. Read Chris and Dan's recap of the interview here, and watch the interview...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 18, 2007; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton And Edwards, 'Seriously'

People are buzzing this morning about an exchange between Hillary Clinton and John Edwards following the NAACP presidential forum Thursday in Detroit. Fox News gets credit for capturing the audio and video of the exchange. In the video, Edwards approaches Clinton at the end of the forum and says, "We...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 13, 2007; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (15)

John Edwards Wins MoveOn's Virtual Town Hall on Climate Change

John Edwards is the winner of MoveOn.org's second virtual town hall, focusing on climate issues. The former North Carolina senator earned 33 percent of votes, followed by Hillary Clinton and Dennis Kucinich with 15.7 percent each. The liberal group held its first virtual town hall back in April, focusing on...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 11, 2007; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (4)

John Edwards' Coulter-Related YouTube Efforts

On the same morning Elizabeth Edwards appeared on all the major national television morning shows, and the night after John Edwards himself responded to Ann Coulter's recent comments, it's perhaps no surprise there's now a Coulter-related YouTube item from the Edwards campaign. Speaking Wednesday night from Goode's Armadillo Palace in...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 28, 2007; 09:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards' New New Hampshire TV Ad

John Edwards is out with his first TV ads in New Hampshire today. And as Chris Cillizza points out in The Fix, the former senator's "decision to take to the airwaves in New Hampshire is the most tangible sign yet that his campaign is seeking to change the conception that...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 26, 2007; 03:45 PM ET | Comments (2)

Edwards: Don't Picnic on Memorial Day

Democrat John Edwards makes a rather vague call to Americans to "reclaim patriotism" on Memorial Day weekend. "Don't just go to picnics," he says, and don't just hang out with friends. What does he want us to do? Speak out. Where? How? Not at all clear. See whether you...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 12, 2007; 06:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Takes to Iowa Airwaves

Former senator John Edwards's campaign began running TV ads in Iowa today (see the video below). The ads will air in all of Iowa's TV markets, and the Omaha, Neb. market, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa. As reported in Chris Cillizza's The Fix, the ads are a near carbon copy...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 8, 2007; 05:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

"We the People" -- The Iowa Remix

The environmentally correct John Edwards team believes in recycling -- and that goes for their campaign commercials as well. Here, they add a few Iowans to their "We the People" ad and it's ready for primetime in Davenport and Des Moines. -- Peter Hauck...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 8, 2007; 04:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards to Networks: Free the Debates!

MoveOn just forwarded me a letter that John Edwards sent to the heads of the networks asking them to free the debates for our online use. Addressed to Jim Walton - CNN, Leslie Moonves - CBS, Jeffrey Zucker -- NBC Universal, Anne Sweeney -- Disney-ABC, Paula Kerger - PBS,...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 3, 2007; 09:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

We the People Remix

As promised, the Edwards campaign released a remix of its ad (targeting President Bush's veto of the Iraq funding/timetable bill) that includes faces and voices of "We the People."...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 3, 2007; 11:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

First Ad from Edwards

The first ad from the John Edwards campaign - scheduled to run in the Washington, DC market - targets President Bush's veto of the Iraq funding bill. More from the Washington Post. UPDATE: From the official John Edwards Web Site: "We need to raise $100,000 in 24 hours to...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 3, 2007; 10:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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