9:01 AM, Oct 18, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
With just weeks left in the 2013 gubernatorial race in Virginia, Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli has a new TV ad that questions the seriousness of his Democratic opponent, Terry McAuliffe. "What's Terry McAuliffe offering Virginia families?" the voiceover asks. "False, misleading attacks; massive, wasteful spending; and $1,700 dollars in higher taxes every year."
"Terry McAuliffe," the voiceover continues. "Deeply unserious." Watch below:
A recent NBC News/Marist poll found McAuliffe leading in the race by 8 points with 46 percent support, followed by Cuccinelli with 38 percent and Libertarian party candidate Robert Sarvis with 9 percent. According to the Real Clear Politics poll average, McAuliffe has a 7.4-point lead over Cuccinelli, and the Republican hasn't led in a single poll since July.
7:00 AM, Sep 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
New Jersey governor Chris Christie launched his first general election campaign ad Thursday. The 30-second spot touts the Republican's achievements in his first term, including "four balanaced budgets," cuts to "wasteful spending," a property tax cap, and "the most education funding--ever." Watch the ad below:
The Christie campaign says the ad will air in both the New York and Philadelphia TV markets, with a $1.5 million buy over the next 10 days.
10:27 AM, Aug 6, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Terry McAuliffe has based much of his campaign for governor of Virginia on his business experience, including his co-founding of an electric car company, GreenTech Automotive. McAuliffe stepped down as CEO of GreenTech in 2012 in preparation for his gubernatorial run.
12:27 PM, Jul 24, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, the five-term Republican from Kentucky, has drawn a primary challenge for his reelection effort next year from businessman Matt Bevin. Bevin, who will likely self-finance part of his campaign, is out with his first ad Wednesday. The 30-second spot purports to introduce the first-time candidate to voters, though it spends just as much time criticizing the 71-year-old McConnell for his "30 years in Washington."
8:02 AM, Jun 20, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate in the June 25 special election for Senate in Massachusetts, has a new television ad featuring quotations from his recent debate with Democrat Ed Markey.
"You've had thirty-seven years down in the Congress to get something done, and that's why people are tired of D.C.," Gomez told Markey. Gomez criticized Markey and Congress for not passing immigration reform or entitlement reform.
Plus, Democrats hit on abortion.8:09 AM, May 14, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Ahead of his official nomination this week as the GOP's candidate for governor of Virginia, state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli has a new ad outlining part of the Republican's economic plan.
"I have a plan to make Virginia an engine for job growth," Cuccinelli says in the 30-second spot. "It starts with ending tax loopholes and putting an end to special interest giveaways." He touts his proposal to lower tax rates for small business owners and middle-class families.
"Vote the person, not the party."12:01 PM, Nov 1, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts has a new 60-second ad touting his bipartisan, moderate record in the United States Senate. "I've kept my promise to be an independent voice," Brown says in the ad. "I put people ahead of politics. And now, I need your help to keep that independent tradition alive in Massachusetts." Watch the ad below:
12:52 PM, Oct 31, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Republican party of Massachusetts has released a new Halloween-themed web ad criticizing Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, particularly her positions on Obamacare and a balanced budget. "This election season, Elizabeth Warren is masquerading," the text reads. Watch the video below:
3:18 PM, Oct 30, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mitt Romney's campaign has a new television ad directed at voters in Pennsylvania. The ad juxtaposes Barack Obama's record and rhetoric on the coal industry with Romney's plan.
12:55 PM, Oct 30, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new 30-second ad airing on cable news in Wisconsin and New Hampshire features Americans who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 voicing their disenchantment with the president over the last four years. The spot, which is an advertisement for the Citizens United film The Hope and the Change, will air on MSNBC and CNN in Wisconsin and New Hampshire through the rest of this week.
10:35 AM, Oct 30, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Crossroads GPS has two new ads running in Virginia focused on Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine's liberal record. In one ad, the conservative super PAC knocks Kaine for supporting the budget sequestration plan, increasing government spending, and "higher taxes on middle class families"--tying all of these positions to Barack Obama, too. Watch the ad below:
3:01 PM, Oct 29, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Independent Women's Forum has two new ads focused on convincing women voters to drop their support for Barack Obama after four disappointing years. The ads are running now through Election Day on TV stations in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Watch both spots below:
8:17 AM, Oct 22, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mitt Romney is far ahead of Barack Obama in Indiana, a state Obama won in 2008. The last poll of the Hoosier State showed Romney up 13 points. But down the ballot in the U.S. Senate race, the Republican candidate Richard Mourdock, the state treasurer, isn't as far ahead. That may explain why Romney is appearing in a new Mourdock television ad.
11:21 AM, Oct 16, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new ad knocking Florida Republican congressman Allen West features actors claiming they will become sick or injured in the future, and that West's opposition to embryonic stem cell research, will, in effect, kill them. The 60-second ad was produced by House Majority PAC, a Democratic group aligned with House minority leader Nancy Pelosi.