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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 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 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 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 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."
October 23, 2008 The Democrats have figured it out. The key to defeating Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) is hynosis. How else to explain these similarly transfixing anti-Smith ads from two liberal groups?
October 23, 2008 Our business here is to monitor indie political groups and their ads, and business has been good. Advocacy groups haven't run out of money. The bad news? They've run out of ideas.
October 15, 2008 The conservative advocacy group Let Freedom Ring has been quiet for a while, but apparently it was just saving up for the big clang. The group, which helped turn out battlegr
October 10, 2008 Politics is more popular than ever on comedy shows these days. So why not bring comedy to politics?
October 9, 2008 The American Issues Project, which burst into the presidential campaign in August with multi-million-dollar attack ads tying Barack Obama to former Weatherman
October 9, 2008 There are so many Senate ads coming out right now that we had to slice off these Colorado ads for their own post.
October 7, 2008 Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) might be curious who is funding an attack ad blaming her for job losses, especially now when she's increasingly in danger losing
October 2, 2008 RightChange.com, a conservative 527 group funded by two pharmaceutical executives, has unleashed a volley of attack ads bashing Obama on economic issues.
September 25, 2008 John McCain may have suspended his campaign so he can help save the economy, but that hasn't stopped MoveOn.org from blaming the mess on him and his allies.
September 18, 2008 Hoping to swing voters where the swing matters most, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO is dropping 270,000 anti-McCain mailers into Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan.
September 15, 2008 The McCain-Palin ticket advances. Obama-Biden starts slipping. Enter Obama's outside helpers...
September 15, 2008 Americans for Job Security -- a pro-business advocacy organization with a long record of running election-season ads without disclosing donors -- is targeting Democratic Senate candidates in three key ra
September 3, 2008 Earlier, we wrote about how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was cranking up its ad campaign in Senate races, but hadn't launched any ads supporting Democrats
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August 19, 2008 A new, would-be-viral Web video slamming McCain for his many upscale houses is a result of some joint brainstorming by the AFL-CIO and an activist film production company cal
July 7, 2008 A coalition to end partisan gridlock, called Divided We Fail, airs an ad urging citizens to make sure the rhetoric from McCain and Obama turns into "real solutions." The ad, paid for by coalition partner AARP, ran in Florida, Iowa, Michigan, New H...
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