Hillary Clinton is front and center in House super PAC ad
August 18th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Hillary Clinton is front and center in House super PAC ad

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton isn't running for Congress in Virginia's 10th district. But you wouldn't know that based on a Democratic super PAC web ad targeting the race.

Clinton, the former secretary of state and likely presidential contender in 2016, is featured prominently in a House Majority PAC web ad released Monday that looks to target Barbara Comstock, the Republican nominee for the northern Virginia seat.

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Filed under: Ads • Hillary Clinton • Virginia
Emily's List attacks Tillis over equal pay in North Carolina
GOP Senate nominee Thom Tillis
August 7th, 2014
09:07 AM ET
3 years ago

Emily's List attacks Tillis over equal pay in North Carolina

Washington (CNN) – Democratic candidates this cycle are working feverishly to exploit their party's edge among female voters, thrusting issues like equal pay, paid sick leave and women's health to the forefront of their campaigns.

Emily's List, the political action committee that backs female Democratic candidates, is stepping into the fray in North Carolina, home to the country's most expensive Senate race.

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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Kay Hagan • North Carolina • Senate
Brett Favre turns out for Thad Cochran in new ad
June 19th, 2014
10:15 AM ET
3 years ago

Brett Favre turns out for Thad Cochran in new ad

(CNN) - The Chamber of Commerce has turned to a big gun as it tries to help Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi across the goal line in next Tuesday's primary runoff.

Mississippi native and retired NFL star Brett Favre, who was named MVP and led the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl win in 1997, stars in the Chamber's new spot lauding Cochran and his efforts to help the state.

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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Chamber of Commerce • Mississippi • Senate • Thad Cochran
Big spending group goes up again in 2014 ad wars
May 14th, 2014
10:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Big spending group goes up again in 2014 ad wars

Washington (CNN) - Americans for Prosperity is once again putting its money where its mouth is.

The conservative non-profit political advocacy group backed by the deep pockets of billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch announced Wednesday that it's going to run new television commercials in a key Senate race in Colorado and an important House battle in New Hampshire.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Americans for Prosperity • Colorado • Congress • Cory Gardner • David and Charles Koch • New Hampshire
Harry Reid push called 'un-American' in new ad​
March 31st, 2014
09:26 AM ET
3 years ago

Harry Reid push called 'un-American' in new ad​

Washington (CNN) - American Encore, a new conservative group created by outside money specialist Sean Noble, is airing a television ad in Nevada attacking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for proposing IRS regulations that would rein in outside political groups.

The minute-long spot features a clip of Reid on the Senate floor blasting the billionaire business titans Charles and David Koch, who have steered hundreds of millions of dollars to conservative causes in recent election cycles without disclosing their donors, "as un-American as anyone that I can imagine."
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Filed under: Ads • Harry Reid
First on CNN: Republicans hit Landrieu over climate change talk-a-thon
March 11th, 2014
10:09 AM ET
3 years ago

First on CNN: Republicans hit Landrieu over climate change talk-a-thon

(CNN) – Nearly 30 senators staged an overnight debate on the Senate floor Monday night through Tuesday morning, trying to bring attention to what they say is a dire need to combat climate change with legislative action.

But Sen. Mary Landrieu, the new chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, was noticeably absent from the demonstration. The vulnerable Democrat faces re-election this fall in Louisiana, a state with large swaths of conservative voters.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • climate change • Energy • Louisiana • Mary Landrieu
Koch Brothers targeted in new Senate ad
March 10th, 2014
10:33 AM ET
3 years ago

Koch Brothers targeted in new Senate ad

(CNN) - Sen. Mark Begich is taking aim at the Koch brothers.

The first-term Alaska Democrat, who faces a challenging re-election this November, has been targeted in two TV commercials put up by Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group backed by the deep pockets of the billionaire industrialist brothers, David and Charles Koch.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Alaska • Mark Begich
Republican campaign group tweaks websites, makes them less misleading
February 16th, 2014
08:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Republican campaign group tweaks websites, makes them less misleading

Washington (CNN) – The National Republican group whose mission is to elect GOP House members has altered some of its misleading websites for 2014 congressional candidates, making it more clear that any contributions made through the sites will be going toward defeating Democrats, not supporting them.

CNN Special Investigations Correspondent Drew Griffin featured the National Republican Congressional Committee’s strategy earlier this month. At least 15 websites that appear to be official campaign sites for Democratic candidates are actually run by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • NRCC
Gay Republican candidate features partner in ad
February 12th, 2014
07:55 PM ET
4 years ago

Gay Republican candidate features partner in ad

(CNN) - An openly gay Republican running for Congress released a video on Wednesday that appears to be the first of its kind: A political ad explicitly featuring footage of him and his same-sex partner.

Carl DeMaio, who's challenging a Democratic incumbent for a House seat in California, is seen in the video holding hands with his partner of five years, Johnathan Hale, at an LGBT pride parade.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads
First on CNN: In Kansas, new ad questions Senator's residency
February 12th, 2014
10:47 AM ET
4 years ago

First on CNN: In Kansas, new ad questions Senator's residency

Washington (CNN) – La-Z-Boy is about to get some free advertising in Kansas.

Milton Wolf, a conservative Republican primary challenger to three-term Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, began airing a biting statewide radio ad Wednesday seizing on new questions about the longtime Senator's ties to his home state.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Kansas • Pat Roberts
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