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Portman Hits Strickland For Supporting Iran Deal

6:19 AM, Aug 25, 2015

Rob Portman of Ohio may have one of the toughest Senate reelection campaigns in the country next year, and the Republican isn't wasting time hitting his likely Democratic opponent, former governor Ted Strickland. The Portman campaign has launched a new set of online ads targeting Strickland's support for the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.

The ads ask readers questions like "Who do you stand with on the Iran deal?" and "Do you agree with Rob Portman that the Iran deal is bad for Ohio and for America?" See the ads below:

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Ad: Meet the 'Bibi-Sitter'

10:03 AM, Feb 03, 2015

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a new TV ad, which features the Likud party leader babysitting (or "Bibi-sitting") for a family. Watch the ad below:

In the ad, the prime minister mentions the other choice for "taking care of the children": Isaac "Buji" Herzog and Tzipi Livni, the leaders of the left-wing political alliance in Israel's upcoming elections.

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Democratic Ad in Iowa Avoids Bruce Braley

12:00 PM, Nov 03, 2014

How unconfident are Democrats in their own candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa? On the day before the election, the Democratic Sentorial Campaign Committee has a full-page ad on the homepage of the Des Moines Register, Iowa's largest and most influential newspaper. But there's no sign or mention of the party's Senate candidate, Bruce Braley.

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Tillis Ad: Hagan Voted For Stimulus, Personally Benefited

7:43 AM, Oct 17, 2014

A new ad from Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis of North Carolina targets his Democratic opponent, Kay Hagan, for voting for the federal stimulus bill that awarded a grant to a company owned by Hagan's husband. Watch the video below:

"Days after Kay Hagan took office, she pushed Obama's stimulus bill," says the ad's voiceover. "Grants tucked away in Obama's stimulus paid the Hagans. She's 96 percent for Obama, 100 percent for herself."

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CO Poll: Gardner Leads Udall By 4

9:54 AM, Oct 15, 2014

A new poll of the Colorado Senate race from CNN has Republican challenger Cory Gardner leading sitting Democrat Mark Udall by 4 points. Gardner is earning 50 percent support from Colorado likely voters, his highest rating yet, with Udall earning 46 percent support.

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GOP Invests More in North Carolina Senate Race

11:07 AM, Oct 13, 2014

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is putting between $6 and 6.5 million into TV ads in North Carolina, Politico reports. The close race between Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and GOP challenger Thom Tillis has come down to an air duel between the campaigns and their allied independent expenditure groups—with Democrats so far having the advantage.

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Brown Ad: 'Protecting the Homeland'

10:22 AM, Sep 23, 2014

A new ad from New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown highlights the Republican's message of "restoring America's leadership in the world." The ad criticizes Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen and President Barack Obama for being "confused about the nature of the threat" from radical Islamist groups like ISIS.

"Not me," Brown says. Watch the 30-second spot below:

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Shaheen Invests In 'Big Oil' While Knocking Brown's Ties

7:20 AM, Aug 29, 2014

New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen is hitting her likely opponent for the U.S. Senate, Scott Brown, in a new TV ad over the Republican's ties to "Big Oil"—even while Shaheen invests in energy companies herself.

The 30-second spot from Shaheen's campaign says Brown, while representing Massachusetts in the Senate, voted to give companies in the oil industry "$20 billion in taxpayer subsidies."

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Tillis Ad: 'I Came Up In the Real World'

9:17 AM, Aug 18, 2014

Thom Tillis of North Carolina says the Senate needs "more people who had to sweat for a living" in a new TV ad. The 30-second ad features the Republican Senate candidate speaking directly to the camera inside a diner.

"Washington has completely lost touch with working Americans," Tillis says. "The federal budget's a joke, and senators never pay the price." Tillis, who is challening incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan, says he's worked as a paper boy, a short-order cook, a warehouse clerk, and "eventually, a partner at IBM." Watch the ad below:

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Democratic Rep Recycles Old Campaign Ad

3:27 PM, Aug 12, 2014

New York congressman Tim Bishop has a new ad out today—well, it depends on your definition of "new." The Democrat's ad features 10 seconds of testimonials from constituents whose jobs were saved, they say, by Bishop. The ad closes with Bishop giving his own pitch. Watch it below:

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Udall Ad: Gardner Wants to Ban Birth Control

Not exactly.
7:01 AM, Jun 18, 2014

Democratic senator Mark Udall of Colorado appears in a new TV ad targeting Republican congressman Cory Gardner for his opponent's "beyond troubling" record on birth control and abortion. "Because this really matters, it's important you hear this directly from me," says the Colorado Democrat at the beginning of the 30-second spot. "My opponent, Congressman Gardner, led a crusade that would make birth control illegal, sponsored a bill to make abortion a felony, even in cases of rape and incest."

The ad features images of women and a young girl. Watch it below:

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Cory Gardner: 'It's Time the Senate Had a New Generation'

11:00 AM, Jun 09, 2014

Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner of Colorado has a new TV ad saying the Senate needs a "new generation--one that's accountable to the next generation." The 39-year-old congressman says he wants to "shake up the Senate" but doesn't mention by name his Democratic opponent, first-term senator Mark Udall. Gardner's ad features his daughter and was shot in his hometown of Yuma, "two hours from the big city"--Denver, that is.

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Herschel Walker Endorses Jack Kingston (Updated)

7:01 AM, May 28, 2014

In the lead-up to Georgia's July 22 GOP runoff election for U.S. Senate, Congressman Jack Kingston of Savannah has received an endorsement from the Heisman Trophy-winning University of Georgia football legend Herschel Walker. Walker, a Georgia native and star running back of UGA's undefeated 1980 season, says in a new ad from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that he cares "deeply about Georgia's future."

"Thats why I want my friend, Jack Kingston, carrying the ball for us in Washington," says Walker. Watch the ad below:

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Grimes Ad: I'll Work With Both Parties

9:18 AM, May 21, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes, the newly minted Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, is out with her first ad of the general election. The 60-second spot features Grimes speaking directly to the camera about how "no matter how many elections we have, nothing gets better in Washington--it only gets worse." She blames "people at the top in both political parties," not mentioning by name her opponent, Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell.

Watch the ad below:

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Reid-Affiliated Super PAC: Female GOP Candidate 'Backwards'

9:23 AM, May 07, 2014

A Democratic super PAC affiliated with Senate majority leader Harry Reid has an ad accusing a female Senate candidate of being "backwards" on women's issues. The 30-second spot from Senate Majority PAC targets Terri Lynn Land, the likely GOP Senate candidate from MIchigan.

"Backwards: That's the direction Terri Lynn Land would take Michigan women," says the ad's voiceover. Watch it below:

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GOP Super PAC Supports Wehby In Oregon Senate Primary

3:15 PM, Apr 29, 2014

A GOP super PAC is spending more than $75,000 on TV ads supporting Oregon Senate candidate Monica Wehby ahead of the state's May 20 primary. The Oregonian reports that New Republican, headed up veteran consultant Alex Castellanos, will be airing ads in the Portland market touting Wehby as an "independent conservative" and "the change Washington needs now."

Watch two of the 30-second ads below:

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Nunn Ad: 'Good Shot'

12:46 PM, Apr 28, 2014

Michelle Nunn, the likely Democratic nominee for Senate in Georgia, has a new ad that explores her biography. The daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, the younger Nunn points out that while she played basketball like her father, she did not follow him into politics.

"Instead, I devoted my life to raising a family and building volunteer organizations," says Nunn. "And I went on to become CEO of President Bush's Points of Light Foundation." Watch the ad below, which features a cameo of her father:

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Handel Ad: 'I'll Be a Conservative Fighter In the Senate'

9:11 AM, Apr 25, 2014

Karen Handel, a Republican candidate for Senate in Georgia, has a new TV ad that pitches her as a "conservative fighter" who wants to "stop illegal immigration and Obamacare" and "cut spending."

"I've been a fighter my whole life. I left a troubled home at 17, but I beat the odds," Handel says in the 30-second spot. "I worked my way up in the private sector and implemented Georgia's tough voter ID law." Handel is the former secretary of state. Watch the video below:

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Oregon Senate Ad: 'I Trusted Her'

3:50 PM, Apr 24, 2014

Monica Wehby, Republican candidate for for U.S. Senate in Oregon, released a 60-second ad this week offering window into her biography. The ad features Lex Liebelt, an Oregon woman who discovered during her pregnancy that her daughter had a spinal issue. Her obstetrician recommended Liebelt abort the baby, but Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon, offered Liebelt "hope."

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Cotton Ad Knocks Back at Pryor 'Entitlement' Comments

11:23 AM, Apr 21, 2014

Last month, Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor told NBC News that he believed his Republican opponent, congressman Tom Cotton, has a "sense of entitlement" with regard to Pryor's Senate seat. Cotton is a first-term congressman and Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, while Pryor is a two-term senator and the son of a former senator and governor of Arkansas.

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GA Senate: Chamber of Commerce Endorses Kingston

9:23 AM, Apr 18, 2014

Jack Kingston, the Savannah-based Republican congressman running for the U.S. Senate, has been endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Here's more from the Washington Post:

"Now more than ever we need conservative leaders with a demonstrated record of fighting for Georgia jobs, and that leader is Jack Kingston. As senator, Jack will help lead America’s comeback and lay the groundwork for more jobs, more growth, and a generation of prosperity," said Rob Engstrom, the business group's political director.

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Landrieu Reenacts Committee Hearing for Campaign Ad

9:59 AM, Apr 15, 2014

Democratic senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is in a tough reelection battle because of her support for Obamacare. So its not surprising her latest TV ad focuses on the one high-profile fight she's had with the Obama administration, over oil and gas exploration. The 60-second spot features people watching Landrieu arguing for expanding energy exploration in Louisiana and criticizing Barack Obama for its restrictionist policies. Watch the video below:

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Cotton Ad: Democratic Attacks 'Unfaithful To the Truth'

6:49 AM, Apr 15, 2014

A new 30-second TV ad from Republican Senate candidate Tom Cotton hits back at an attack from the Harry Reid-affiliated Senate Majority PAC.

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GA Senate: Handel Ad Features Palin Endorsement

Kingston gets Hannity support.
11:10 AM, Apr 11, 2014

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate, features heavily in a new TV ad from Georgia Senate candidate Karen Handel. "You know her background. You know her record," says Palin, who endorsed Handel two weeks ago. "The conservative who has walked the walk."

Watch the 30-second ad below:

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Handel on Perdue: 'Bless His Heart'

9:55 AM, Apr 10, 2014

In a new radio ad, Republican Senate candidate Karen Handel of Georgia hits back at her primary opponent David Perdue for his recently released comments about her lack of a college education. Perdue also touted his international business experience. The minute-long Handel ad replays Perdue's comments.

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Ad: Amash Voted With Obama 51 Percent of the Time

12:31 PM, Apr 08, 2014

A new ad from a Republican primary challenger to Michigan congressman Justin Amash notes he has voted for bills supported by Barack Obama more than any other Republican in Congress. Brian Ellis, a businessman from Grand Rapids, released the 30-second ad on Tuesday.

"Amash was the only Michigan Republican to vote against a balanced budget amendment, and Amash voted against banning gender selection abortions," says the voiceover. "The fact is, Justin Amash voted with President Obama 51 percent of the time." Watch the full video below:

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Michelle Nunn Releases First Ad

8:29 AM, Apr 03, 2014

Michelle Nunn, the likely Democratic nominee for Senate in Georgia, has released her first 30-second TV ad of the campaign. Nunn is the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, but the ad seeks to introduce her more broadly to voters in Georgia.

"Some people ask me why, with all the dysfunction in Washington, I'm running for Senate," Nunn says in a voiceover. "In the end, I think it comes down to being an optimist."

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'Obamacare Doesn't Work'; Ads Target Udall, Landrieu

9:14 AM, Mar 17, 2014

Americans for Prosperity has two new ads running in Colorado and Louisiana knocking those state's Democratic senators, Mark Udall and Mary Landrieu, respectively, for their support for Obamacare. The ads, which are a version of earlier AFP ads targeting Democratic House members, feature a woman talking directly to the camera about how "Obamacare doesn't work. It just doesn't work." Watch the Colorado ad below:

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Kingston Ad: I'm a Conservative

9:01 AM, Feb 27, 2014

Jack Kingston, the longtime Republican congressman from Georgia and a U.S. Senate candidate, is out with his first TV ad of the primary season. The 30-second spot will introduce Kingston, a South Georgian based in Savannah, to the rest of the state, particularly the Atlanta media market. The message of the ad is that Kingston is a principled conservative who shares values with the state's Republican voters. Watch it below:

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Ad: 'With Conservative Leadership, We Can Fix What's Wrong With This Country'

10:04 AM, Feb 20, 2014

One Republican candidate hoping to replace Oklahoma's Tom Coburn in the U.S. Senate is out with a new ad introducing himself to voters statewide. T.W. Shannon, the 35-year former speaker of the state house, has a 60-second television spot highlighting his biography as a "sixth-generation Oklahoman" who is "guided by his faith" and instilling the values of his parents and grandparents in his own children.

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