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Senate Races

Nov 7, 2008 — And you thought you were done with political ads on TV. Well, not if you're in Georgia.
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Oct 31, 2008 — RightChange.com's blitz of anti-Obama ads has been bankrolled mainly with more than $5 million from pharmaceutical executive Fred Eshelman. But this month the 527 organ
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Oct 31, 2008 — Swift Boat Veterans founding donor Bob Perry is funding a new 527 organization, but this one is a lot less expensive.
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Oct 29, 2008 — It's the final push, folks, and they're pushing hard. Here's a wave of liberal ads hoping to unseat Senate Republicans — and a video representation of Republican fear.
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Oct 28, 2008 — It's sort of like a reverse coattails effect. A pro-business political action committee is running ads boosting vulnerable Republican senators by contrasting them with Obama. In fact, the spots seem more like anti-Obama ads than ads supporting pro...
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Oct 28, 2008 — Maybe "McChina" would have sounded better. Reaching back to the 1970s for its rhetoric, a Kentucky-based labor group is sounding the alarm that John McCain and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are selling us out to "Communist China."
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Oct 24, 2008 — Usually advocacy groups avoid spending money on attack ads against politicians they can't beat. But the brand-new 2020 Action Fund, challenging Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe in deep-red Oklahoma, is in it for the long haul.
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Oct 24, 2008 — Why do people assault cameramen? Don't they realize they have cameras?
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Oct 23, 2008 — The Democrats have figured it out. The key to defeating Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) is hynosis. How else to explain these similarly transfixing anti-Smith ads from two liberal groups?
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Oct 23, 2008 — Our business here is to monitor indie political groups and their ads, and business has been good. Advocacy groups haven't run out of money. The bad news? They've run out of ideas.
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