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by Will Evans
November 17, 2008 The game is over. Some won, some lost, and a lot of people laid down their money.
November 7, 2008 And you thought you were done with political ads on TV. Well, not if you're in Georgia.
November 7, 2008 Now that it's over, we can look back and ponder which independent groups might have had an impact on the election, which attack ads left a mark, and who might have blown millions of dollars.
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November 4, 2008 Remember the United States Senate? Thirty-five seats up for election? Republicans in danger of losing a half-dozen or more?
November 4, 2008 Independent groups are vying to get in the last word before the election's over, so we'll try too. Here's a litte potpourri of last-minute efforts...
November 4, 2008 Robocalls -- those recorded, automatically dailed phone messages -- have been lighting up phones everywhere the past few days. Nobody seems to like getting them. Some are innocuous -- the standard fare of campaigns and candidates. But then there a...
November 3, 2008 With all the new groups that we've seen shoveling money into high-profile TV and radio ads, it's easy to overlook the outfits working to influence the election while staying below the radar.
November 3, 2008 Eugene Hedlund acknowledges that when Hollywood and New York filmmakers prepare political ads to target Middle America, they can spark a "backlash." So the self-described former Republican voter's political action committee, TruthandHope.org, team...
November 3, 2008 We know that Let Freedom Ring is one of the most active anti-Obama organizations this election. It's spending millions of dollars on a seemingly infinite supply of ne
November 3, 2008 With the campaign din becoming ever more shrill in these last hours, opponents of Barack Obama are hoping an anti-abortion message can cut through to sympathetic voters.
November 1, 2008 We thought some of the attack ads in September and October set new standards for tearing down a candidate.
November 1, 2008 Not so long ago in this endless campaign, the liberal 527 group Bring Ohio Back was producing ads aimed at making voters chuckle their way to Obama's camp.
October 31, 2008 Retired Texas Bishop Rene Gracida says that Catholics cannot, in good conscience, vote for Obama. Now, in a last-ditch attempt to derail Latino support for Obama, an anti-abortion crusader and anti-illegal immigration activist have teamed up to bl...
October 31, 2008 Arizona is McCain territory -- he's made his home there since 1982 -- and losing it to Barack Obama would sting. So it's no wonder MoveOn.org wants to make that happen. With Obama's campaign gearing up in the state, the
October 31, 2008 RightChange.com's blitz of anti-Obama ads has been bankrolled mainly with more than $5 million from pharmaceutical executive Fred Eshelman. But this month the 527 organ
October 31, 2008 Swift Boat Veterans founding donor Bob Perry is funding a new 527 organization, but this one is a lot less expensive.
October 30, 2008 The National Republican Trust PAC is finally putting some advertising muscle behind all its claims about being able to beat Obama. The group yesterday laid
October 30, 2008 Organized labor is in the mail, on the airwaves and on the streets for Obama and other Democratic candidates. And there's even more union activity underneath the surface. Besides their own ads and massive get-out-the-vote campaigns, which we detai...
October 30, 2008 Okay, so Ronald Reagan isn't around to actually endorse anyone. But that won't stop political operatives from invoking his presidency to boost their candidate. A new, liberal Colorado-based group called Progressive Future is bringing back the Gipp...
October 30, 2008 At some moment in the last month, Danny Elfman had an idea. It wasn't another creepy soundtrack to another Tim Burton film. It wasn't a reunion tour with his old band Oingo Boingo. It was, r
October 29, 2008 Let Freedom Ring is putting a lot of money behind its current kitchen-sink blast of anti-Obam
October 29, 2008 It's the final push, folks, and they're pushing hard. Here's a wave of liberal ads hoping to unseat Senate Republicans -- and a video representation of Republican fear.
October 28, 2008 It's sort of like a reverse coattails effect. A pro-business political action committee is running ads boosting vulnerable Republican senators by contrasting them with Obama. In fact, the spots seem more like anti-Obama ads than ads supporting pro...
by Peter Overby, Will Evans
October 28, 2008 Remember the Clarion Fund and its DVD, "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against The West"? The DVD -- and the fund's murky background -- caused an uproar when Clarion spre
October 28, 2008 Maybe "McChina" would have sounded better. Reaching back to the 1970s for its rhetoric, a Kentucky-based labor group is sounding the alarm that John McCain and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are selling us out to "Communist China."
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