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Monday, September 24, 2012

Colorado Springs Soaks In Triple The Political Ads

September 24, 2012 In Colorado Springs, advertising for the presidential race has tripled compared with the same time four years ago. It's enough to drive even the most fervent political partisans over the edge.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

It's All Politics

Ohio Senate Race Gets Nasty Amid Flood Of Ads And Cash

Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican challenging incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks at a campaign rally on Sept. 1 in Cincinnati.

September 20, 2012 Ohio's U.S. Senate race is already the most expensive one in state history. And with accusing ads flying back and forth, and outside money pouring in, it's also on course to be one of the ugliest.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's All Politics

Obama Backers Battle For Dominance On Denver Airwaves

September 18, 2012 A total of 21 groups have spent almost $20 million on 18,956 ads in the Denver market airing between July 30 and Nov. 6, an analysis shows. It found that President Obama and his allies are outspending Republican Mitt Romney and conservative groups allied with him, at least for now.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

It's All Politics

Where Political Ads Go To Be Mocked

September 14, 2012 Less than eight weeks before the presidential election, there's really no escaping political ads. In addition to traditional fact-checkers who are weighing in, the sometimes snarky "Media Scrutiny Theater 2012" is continuing to review superPAC ads in its own fashion.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It's All Politics

Obama's Post-Charlotte Bounce May Owe More To TV Ads Than Convention

President Obama gives his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

September 12, 2012 A group of political scientists counted 40,974 ads on behalf of President Obama versus 17,779 for Mitt Romney during the two weeks of the political conventions.

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It's All Politics

Rove's Crossroads GPS Gets Explicit In Anti-Obama Air War

Karl Rove co-founded the Republican superPAC Crossroads GPS.

September 12, 2012 Crossroads GPS, an anti-Obama group co-founded by GOP political strategist Karl Rove, is shifting its ad strategy. It's going from so-called issue ads that purportedly educated voters on why the president was wrong on issues to directly urging for voters to vote against him.

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It's All Politics

Pro-Romney Advocacy Group: 'Enormous Opportunity' In Western Swing States

Americans for Prosperity brought its "Failing Agenda" bus tour to suburban cities in Colorado's heavily populated Front Range.

September 12, 2012 As conservative advocacy groups ike Americans for Prosperity shuffle their ad dollars, they are focusing on key swing states like Colorado. Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips says states like Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico "haven't seen the results from the president's policies."

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Friday, September 07, 2012

It's All Politics

With Big Parties Over, It's Back To Small-Population Swing States

President Obama's campaign bus is parked in Missouri Valley, Iowa, on Aug. 13. On Friday, Obama was scheduled to return to the swing state for more campaigning.

September 7, 2012 On the heels of the quadrennial political extravaganzas, it's back to the day-to-day work of winning the election. On Friday, that means the focus returns to a pair of small-population states with relatively few electoral votes: Iowa and New Hampshire.

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It's All Politics

It's 60 Days Until The Election, And Ad Rules Change

September 7, 2012 A tax-exempt group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers on Monday wraps up a monthlong, $26 million series of television ads that explicitly tell viewers to vote against President Obama — raising the question of what happens next with so-called dark money in the fall campaign.

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Friday, August 31, 2012

It's All Politics

Eastwood And His Chair Not Only Entertainers On The Trail

Matt Berninger of The National will open for a President Obama rally Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Here, Berninger performs in Brisbane, Australia, in 2011.

August 31, 2012 Mitt Romney has Clint Eastwood and that now-famous empty chair on his side. But the Republican presidential nominee isn't the only one getting entertainment industry shoutouts this week.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It's All Politics

In Iowa Ad War, It's Heartstrings Vs. Heartstrings

August 29, 2012 The TV ad war in a newly redrawn and hotly contested Iowa congressional district has begun, and it pits Republican Rep. Steve King's story of overcoming personal adversity against Democrat Christie Vilsack's story of ... overcoming personal adversity.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

It's All Politics

Romney's Auto Bailout Stance Complicates Campaign In Battleground Ohio

Cars at the General Motors Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2009.

August 26, 2012 The auto industry is big business in Ohio. Billions of dollars' worth of cars and auto parts are made in the state each year, and hundreds of thousands of unionized auto workers live in the state. So, the auto bailout is a hot issue — and a complicated one.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

It's All Politics

Presidential Campaign Ads Target Seniors In Fla., Younger Voters In N.H.

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan campaigns with his mother, Betty Ryan Douglas, on Saturday in The Villages, Fla. The Mitt Romney campaign has created an ad from the event.

August 23, 2012 In Florida, the ad war centers on Medicare. In New Hampshire, a big topic this week is federal student loans. The ads show how the campaigns are tailoring their message to specific voters in key states.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It's All Politics

In Ad Battle, Obama Banking On Wind-Power Message In Key Swing States

Windmills in a corn field in Colo, Iowa.

August 22, 2012 In Colorado and Iowa, two states considered up for grabs in the presidential race, a battle over alternative energy policy is playing a growing role in the debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

It's All Politics

Issue Of Abortion Back In Spotlight In Swing States

August 20, 2012 An anti-abortion group has begun a swing-state bus tour meant to bring attention to President Obama's views on abortion. At the same time, the Obama campaign has launched a new TV ad — aimed at some of the same voters in some of the same states — criticizing Republican Mitt Romney on the issue.

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