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Targeting Florida's Spanish-Speaking Vote

Rudy Giuliani -- "Un Plan" Mitt Romney -- "Mi Padre"...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | January 22, 2008; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Holiday Ads From Candidates

Holiday ads from the presidential candidates continue to roll in. Ron Paul was first, then Mike Huckabee, and now Rudy Giuliani, Barack Obama, John Edwards, and Hillary Clinton are airing ones too. The former mayor co-stars with Santa Claus in his ad, which will air in New Hampshire. "There are...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 19, 2007; 04:16 PM ET | Comments (9)

Rudy and Ron Air New Ones

Giuliani Has 'Will' and Leadership in New N.H. Ad Rudy Giuliani is airing a new ad in New Hampshire that clearly states his immigration reform proposals. But the ad also provides several reminders of Giuliani's leadership experience: he says the word "leadership" twice, and it also flashes on screen a...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 14, 2007; 09:35 AM ET | Comments (6)

McCain, Giuliani Talk Fiscal Conservatism in Granite State Ads

McCain Touts Union-Leader Support John McCain highlights his "conservative plan to cut your taxes" in a new 30-second spot. He also mentions his recent endorsement from the Manchester Union-Leader. "One man has a plan to cut taxes for 25 million middle class families. Bold solutions to our toughest problems. A...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 12, 2007; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

New Giuliani Ad in N.H. Ratchets Up Security Message

GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani will begin airing a new television commercial Wednesday in New Hampshire featuring the release of the Iranian hostages in 1980 just as Ronald Reagan was being sworn into office. In the spot, called "One Hour," Giuliani argues that the best way to deal with tyrants...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 5, 2007; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (1)

New Giuliani Ad in New Hampshire

Rudy Giuliani is airing a new ad called "Promises" in New Hampshire. It's similar to his his previous messages. -- Ed O'Keefe...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | December 1, 2007; 11:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 1: Immigration

Ernie Nardi, of Brooklyn, N.Y. (YouTube user ejxit) asks Rudy Giuliani, "Will you continue to aid and abet the flight of illegal aliens into this country?"...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 28, 2007; 08:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giuliani Ad Shows Off the Shiny Big Apple

The newest campaign 2008 TV ad comes from Rudy Giuliani. "Challenges" is another reminder of Giuliani's New York turnaround narrative. The ad will air in the Boston and New Hampshire TV markets. "The world's seventeenth largest economy, swimming in red ink. Record crime. Runaway taxes. A million on welfare. That...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 21, 2007; 09:35 AM 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)

Clinton, Rudy, Romney Release New Ads

Clinton Gets Assist From Constituent in New Ad Hillary Clinton is running a new 30-second spot starring Joe Ward, of Lisbon, N.Y. (which is in the Northern-most corner of New York State -- almost in Canada). Ward says in the ad that his son, Joel, needed a bone marrow transplant...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 19, 2007; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rudy News Update

The Rudy Giuliani team updates supporters in its latest installment of "Running With Rudy." Campaign aide Dan Meyers hosts the most recent episode from the South Street Seaport area of Lower Manhattan. The video ticks off the campaign's big highlights: the campaign's first TV ad, the former mayor's growing support...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 14, 2007; 10:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giuliani's First TV Ad

Rudy Giuliani has aired some radio ads in early decision states, but never a TV ad -- until now. "Tested" is a 60-second spot that starts airing in New Hampshire on Thursday. It's pure biography. "They used to call it unmanageable, ungovernable," Giuliani says of his hometown. "A large majority...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 14, 2007; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (11)

Halloween Gets Political

A few "tricks" and "treats" for your Halloween 2007. First off, the AP recently asked voters which of the 2008 presidential candidates would make the scariest costume. Continuing her dominance in the polls, Hillary Clinton beat out every other Democratic and GOP contender, earning 37 percent of the vote. Rudy...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 31, 2007; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Endorsement Videos

The Romney campaign posts this video from 2002 of John McCain endorsing Mitt's bid for Massachusetts governor. Silly, but at least it's better than another clip about the line item veto. Former Wisonsin Governor and presidential candidate Tommy Thompson throws his support to Rudy Giuliani. Sound Bite: "I want...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 15, 2007; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rudy News

Dan Meyers from the Giuliani campaign gives a wrapup of the week's events and news. Not a bad idea for other campaigns. Meyers brags about Rudy's fundraising report -- still No. 1 in dollars among the Republicans -- and the latest poll, giving him 30 percent of the vote,...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 8, 2007; 09:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Radio Rudy, Radio Romney in New Hampshire

As Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani's recent war of words continues to gain press attention, both candidates are now airing new radio ads in New Hampshire. Giuliani's new ad is called "Tested," and is a 60-second biography, explaining the former mayor's leadership skills. "I've been tested in a way that...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 5, 2007; 03:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Red Meat Rudy

In Palm Springs, Rudy tells the National Federation of Republican Women how great women are, especially Republican women. Then he rips into the Democrats. Sound Bite: "To the Democrats, business is the enemy. They want to tax it. They want to regulate it. They want to shrink it." Sound...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 3, 2007; 03:19 PM ET | Comments (4)

Missing Republicans

Last night, Jon Stewart roasted the leading Republican candidates who didn't show up for a debate with their own core: evangelical Christians. Sound Bite: "It must be hard for evangelicals to ask questions into a void, only to wait for answers that may never come." And Robert Greenwald skewered...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 2, 2007; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (2)

Teaching Politicians to Be Friends

Facebook is holding seminars in D.C. next week to teach politicos how to use the social network: Join the Facebook Politics Team and Special Guests in a lively seminar about how Facebook and social media can be an integral part of your campaign and constituent strategy. Find out what...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | October 1, 2007; 02:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giuliani Hits MoveOn, MoveOn Whacks Back

The Ad War between Republicans and MoveOn.org continues today, with Rudy Giuliani airing a radio ad, stating the group is targeting him because he can beat next year's Democratic nominee. In response, MoveOn is taking its anti-Giuliani ad national. Let's review this Ad War so far: -- MoveOn runs a...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 18, 2007; 03:55 PM ET | Comments (47)

MoveOn: Rudy Betrayed Us Too

MoveOn.org is out with a new ad in Iowa targeting Rudy Giuliani. The new ad airs only a few days after the former mayor released a Web-only video/ad targeting MoveOn and Hillary Clinton. Giuliani's ad criticizes the "General Betray Us" ad MoveOn ran in the New York Times, and ties...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 17, 2007; 01:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rudy Discovers Internet

The Giuliani campaign says it's relaunched its Web site and will soon be providing neat features like blogs and photos and videos!!...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 4, 2007; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Calling Out Rudy And Mitt

A voter calls out Giulliani and Romney for trying to find excuses to duck the YouTube debate. He calls them a variation on what I called them: fraidycat. And -- no surprise -- he comes around to say the real reason they're scared is because they don't want to...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 31, 2007; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Girl vs. Giuliani Girl

The headline is no joke: The Obama Girl creators have produced a follow-up to the YouTube mega-hit, starring the Obama girl, and a new character, named Giuliani Girl. Two scantily clad ladies, and their equally attired friends have a dance- and sing- off on the streets of New York (reminiscent...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 16, 2007; 09:34 AM ET | Comments (3)

Giuliani, Firefighters, And YouTube

We've been concentrating on who will be smart enough to benefit most from the internet and YouTube in this presidential election. But we should also ask who will be hurt most. And that could be Rudy Giuliani -- but only because he's not trying to use the internet smartly....

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 12, 2007; 07:01 AM ET | Comments (5)

Giuliani Video is Up, Union Boss Explains Why

The International Association of Firefighters video criticizing Rudy Giuliani's leadership on and after 9/11 is now out (see below). A conversation this afternoon with IAFF president Howard A. Schaitberger paints a great picture of where groups like this may be headed during the 2008 campaign cycle (and why Channel '08...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 11, 2007; 04:47 PM ET | Comments (21)

New Video Critical of Giuliani's 9/11 Leadership

The International Association of Firefighters is releasing a 13-minute video this afternoon on its Web site and YouTube, criticizing Rudy Giuliani's leadership following the 9/11 attacks. Channel '08 got a sneek peek ahead of its 5 p.m. ET release. The Giuliani campaign is writing off the video as a partisan...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | July 11, 2007; 01:40 PM ET | Comments (10)

Giuliani's Direct Talk

There was much coverage of Rudy Giuliani's speech Friday at Houston Baptist University outlining his contrarian -- for Republicans -- views of gay rights, gun control, and abortion. Newspaper and TV reports give us the essential bits. But now, thanks to YouTube, we can hear the source ourselves. Here's...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 12, 2007; 01:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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