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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...
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 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 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 27, 2008 At this late date, the Obama and McCain campaigns aren't prospecting for new, persuadable voters anymore. They just want to get out the vote they know they can count on.
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 Abortion, religion and judges -- oh my! Move over, economy, the culture wars continue.
October 22, 2008 John McCain is "more of the same" and "not really in touch," while Barack Obama "gets it." That's the message for eight battleground states, in a $2 million radio ad campaign by the American Federation of Teachers.
October 18, 2008 Unions are working overtime to put Barack Obama over the top in battleground states.
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September 30, 2008 The nation's most powerful labor unions are ratcheting up their efforts to elect Barack Obama with massive voter outreach campaigns.
September 24, 2008 A new Spanish-language radio ad recalls Latino icons Roberto Clemente, Selena and Cesar Chavez, then gives a call to action: "This year, it is up to you to decide if we stay where we are or if
September 19, 2008 Even earlier in the cycle than we expected, independent groups are increasingly fighting the presidential race on issues of faith and abortion.
August 28, 2008 One million pro-Obama pamphlets are scheduled to arrive in union households in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin today, courtesy of the
August 20, 2008 PowerPac, the San Francisco advocacy organization that promoted Obama during the primaries, has a new ad boosting the presidential candidate. The ad, which also comes in a Spanish version, says
August 18, 2008 The AFL-CIO sent out its latest of several election-related mailers to 50,000 union households last week, targeting McCain on Social Security. The mailer, which cites McCain'
August 15, 2008 The Matthew 25 Network, a political action committee promoting Obama to other Christians, is airing its first TV ad tomorrow, during a
August 11, 2008 Though Barack Obama has asked his supporters to refrain from giving to outside political groups, one advocacy organization is going to help whether he wants it or not.
July 30, 2008 MoveOn.org airs a pro-Obama ad on cable that makes "hope" sound like a contagious disease, for comic effect.
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