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Midterm Roundup: Burke’s Brutal Closing Argument

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 31, 2014

Big Spenders Blow Big Money On Political Ads

The airwaves are saturated with political ads. But is there any point?

October 24, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Democrats Jump Back Into Kentucky

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 22, 2014

WATCH: ‘Republican Cuts Kill,’ Warns Startling New Attack Ad

Is this the most brutal attack ad of 2014?

October 13, 2014

‘Tis The Season For Sleazy Ads

Even for Florida politics, this attack is absurd.

September 23, 2014

WATCH: This Is Why Democrats Shouldn’t Suck Up To The NRA

Mark Begich sold out to the gun lobby, and this is what he got in return.

September 22, 2014

Billionaire’s Political Ads Criticized By Fact-Checking Groups

By Josh Richman, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer’s blitz against candidates who are soft on climate change is underway in seven states, but some prominent fact-checking groups say he’s emitting enough hot air to melt a few glaciers. Negative reviews from watchdogs like PolitiFact, and The […]

August 27, 2014

Candidates Should Agree To Stop Avalanche Of Outside Spending

By Robert Weissman, McClatchy-Tribune News Service The attack ad is the defining feature of present-day elections. This is no way to run a democracy. We do need candidates to offer competing visions and distinguish themselves from their opponents. But that’s not what attack ads are about. They are about caricature and character assassination. They elevate […]

August 25, 2014

WATCH: SEIU Slams GOP Congressmen With Immigration Attack Ads

The Service Employees International Union released a new series of Spanish-language ads hammering Republican congressional candidates on Tuesday, in an effort to make the GOP pay for its refusal to support comprehensive immigration reform. The SEIU released four versions of an ad titled “Dichos,” which means “proverbs” in Spanish. The ads will target Reps. Mike […]

July 15, 2014

‘Hey Hot Momma:’ Cochran Uses McDaniel’s Own Words In Vicious New Ad [Video]

Mississippi senator Thad Cochran is facing an uphill battle in his Republican primary campaign against Tea Party-backed state senator Chris McDaniel, but he isn’t going down without a fight. Over the weekend, the Cochran campaign released a new ad featuring clips from McDaniel’s time as a right-wing talk radio host. “It’s so interesting to see […]

June 16, 2014

WATCH: Iowa Senate Race Immediately Turns Negative

U.S. Representative and Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley (D-IA) kicked off his general election campaign on Wednesday, with a television ad mocking newly minted Republican nominee Joni Ernst’s infamous promise to cut pork in Washington. Braley’s ad, titled “Peep,” takes direct aim at the viral campaign spot in which Ernst claimed that her experience castrating […]

June 5, 2014

WATCH: Democratic SuperPAC Unloads On GOP House Candidate

House Majority PAC, a SuperPAC dedicated to electing Democrats to the House of Representatives, released a new ad on Tuesday ripping Republican congressional candidate David Jolly. The ad, titled “Privatized,” slams Jolly for his work as a lobbyist before he decided to join the race to replace his former boss, the late Rep. Bill Young […]

February 11, 2014