Washington (CNN) - More money was spent and more commercials were run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in this midterm election cycle than against any other congressional leader since Newt Gingrich.
More than $65 million was spent on 161,203 ads that targeted Pelosi from January 1 through last week's election, according to a new analysis of TV ads for CNN by Campaign Media Analysis Group.
[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/15/art.boehnercu0715.gi.jpg caption =" According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, 55 percent of the public doesn’t know enough about House Minority Leader John Boehner to form an opinion."]Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama may put a dent into new numbers that indicate more than half of all Americans aren't familiar with the top Republican in the House.
According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday morning, 55 percent of the public doesn't know enough about House Minority Leader John Boehner to form an opinion.
But that high number may go down, thanks to Obama. A few hours after the release of the survey, the president mentioned Boehner's name eight times in a speech on the economy that he delivered in Ohio and was widely covered by the news media.
Boehner, who's been a very vocal critic of Obama, is expected to become speaker of the House if the GOP wins back control of the chamber in November's midterm elections. The Ohio Republican recently gave a high profile speech in his home state slamming White House economic policies.