First on CNN: Massive $77 million ad time buy for Obama
August 2nd, 2012
06:38 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Massive $77 million ad time buy for Obama

Washington (CNN) – The Obama campaign has taken the extraordinary step of booking $77 million in additional ad time starting Friday and running through Election Day, a Republican ad buying source told CNN.

The new buy is for thirty second broadcast TV spots that will run in eight battleground states.
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Filed under: 2012 • Political ads • President Obama
Santorum goes after Romney in Michigan TV ad
February 23rd, 2012
01:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum goes after Romney in Michigan TV ad

Washington (CNN) – Rick Santorum aired another TV ad in Michigan Thursday, continuing to criticize his biggest GOP competitor, Michigan native Mitt Romney.

This ad titled "Say What," took a serious tone highlighting times when Mitt Romney has spoken against conservative values, which Santorum highlights as his own strengths.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Political ads • Rick Santorum
Romney ad highlights candidate's marriage
December 7th, 2011
01:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney ad highlights candidate's marriage

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's latest television ad emphasizes his commitment to his faith and family – but includes a blunder he made at a debate when lauding his decades-long marriage.

The 30-second spot, which the Romney campaign said would run in Iowa and New Hampshire, is called "Leader," and utilizes Romney's answer to a question at a debate in early November.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Political ads
Perry compares Obama to Carter in new ad
December 1st, 2011
12:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry compares Obama to Carter in new ad

(CNN) - Rick Perry's string of ads slamming President Barack Obama continued Thursday with a television spot comparing the incumbent Democrat with former Democratic president Jimmy Carter.

Perry's campaign said the ad will run statewide in Iowa. Perry's campaign has previously purchased television advertising space on national cable, and Iowa and New Hampshire broadcast networks.
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Filed under: Energy • Political ads • Rick Perry
July 16th, 2010
05:55 PM ET
4 years ago

McCain challenges Obama in new TV ad

Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu defends McCain in a new TV ad.
Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu defends McCain in a new TV ad.

Washington (CNN) – Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, the former GOP presidential hopeful running for re-election debuted a new TV ad Friday, but instead of targeting his opponents he focused directly on Washington attacking President Barack Obama.

"President Obama has made protecting our border incredibly difficult," the ad's narrator says. "But, Arizona has a senator with the courage and character to stand up to a president who is wrong: John McCain."

McCain's new ad highlights endorsements from Arizona sheriffs, including Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, who is a Republican candidate also up for re-election in November.

"A president versus a senator," says Babeu in the ad. "Doesn't seem like a fair fight. Unless that senator is John McCain."
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Filed under: 2012 • J.D. Hayworth • John McCain • Political ads • Senate Race
July 5th, 2010
09:48 AM ET
4 years ago

Campaign ads gone wild


Filed under: 2010 • Political ads
April 12th, 2010
03:31 PM ET
4 years ago

In new TV ad, DNC pushes for financial regulatory overhaul

In new TV ad, DNC pushes for financial regulatory overhaul.
In new TV ad, DNC pushes for financial regulatory overhaul.

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that it is launching a new television ad focused on changing the rules that govern Wall Street.

"Not Again," a 60-second TV spot, will beginning airing Tuesday in Washington and on national cable outlets, according to a DNC spokesperson. The commercial will air for at least one week, said the spokesperson, who would not offer any further specific details about the buy.

The ad opens with images of storm clouds as viewers are asked to recall the near-collapse of the economy in 2008 when some Wall Street giants faltered and were assisted by financial support from the government.

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Filed under: DNC • Political ads • Wall Street
March 23rd, 2010
07:58 PM ET
4 years ago

Pro-Obama groups plot $5 million in health care ads

Washington (CNN) - Several pro-Obama groups are rolling out $5 million in television ads this week thanking Democrats in 40 House districts across the country for supporting the historic health care reform that President Obama signed into law, CNN has learned.

Three Democratic officials told CNN the ads will thank Democrats like Rep. Tom Perriello in Virginia and Bobby Etheridge in North Carolina, who serve in tough swing districts and have been under heavy pressure from anti-reform groups from the business community and elsewhere.

The Democratic officials say the ads are aimed at providing the political cover that Obama and his top aides promised lawmakers in the final stages of the lobbying effort to get the legislation through the House on Sunday night.
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Filed under: Democrats • Health care • House • Political ads • President Obama
March 16th, 2010
11:12 AM ET
4 years ago

GOP cuts post-health care campaign commercial

The NRCC has cut a new television ad that will air during the March Madness basketball tournament.
The NRCC has cut a new television ad that will air during the March Madness basketball tournament.

Washington (CNN) – House Republican leaders have cut a new television commercial that they vow to run against Democrats who vote in favor of health care reform.

The ad will run during the NCAA "March Madness" basketball tournament in congressional districts of Democrats who do not reject the bill, National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Ken Spain tells CNN.

GOP leaders unveiled the commercial Tuesday as part of its "GOP Code Red" campaign that is focused on the upcoming health care vote.

"Any Democrat who votes for a government takeover of health care will be held accountable for rubber-stamping this corrupt bill and for being part of a corrupt process to ram it down the throats of the American people," Spain said.

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Filed under: GOP • Health care • Political ads
March 12th, 2010
06:35 PM ET
4 years ago

Abramoff, DeLay appear in new DNC ad

A new DNC ad airing in Washington targets Republicans on ethics.
A new DNC ad airing in Washington targets Republicans on ethics.

Washington (CNN) - With Democrats like Eric Massa and Charlie Rangel stealing headlines, Republicans want to talk about ethics.

The Democratic National Committee is happy to oblige.

The DNC has launched a new TV ad, airing on cable channels in Washington, D.C., called "GOP: Racked by Scandal." The 30-second spot is a response to an ad launched earlier this week by the Republican National Committee, attacking Democrats over the ethics questions surrounding Massa and Rangel.

The new ad hits back at Republicans, flashing images of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who stepped down in 2005 under a cloud of legal problems.

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