Campaign Ad Watch

Purple PAC Launches Significant Media Buy for Surging Sarvis

Purple PAC Launches Significant Media Buy for Surging Sarvis

The Purple PAC, a ”Super PAC” launched earlier this year, announced this morning that it is making a significant ad buy promoting Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis for governor of Virginia.  The ad will run from Thursday, October 24th, through the end of the election in media outlets across the state. “Both the Republican and Democratic candidates are right about [...]

Credico Campaign Releases Series of Humorous, Hard-Hitting Ads

Credico Campaign Releases Series of Humorous, Hard-Hitting Ads

On the verge of the biggest mayoral blowout since 1981 when the late Ed Koch was re-elected by a staggering 750,000 votes, the bored citizens of New York City can now escape the coma-inducing contest between prohibitive favorite Bill de Blasio and his hapless Republican opponent Joe Lhota — a lopsided race that the Wall [...]

Freedom and Liberty PAC Rolls Out a Vastly Improved TV Ad for Gary Johnson

Freedom and Liberty PAC Rolls Out a Vastly Improved TV Ad for Gary Johnson

About a week ago I wrote this item in which I was harshly critical of the Freedom and Liberty PAC’s decision to spend tens of thousands of dollars airing a bizarre television commercial. I argued that on one hand it was great news, because Libertarian presidential candidate rarely have any meaningful television advertising behind their [...]

“With a June unemployment rate of 9.2% and the fewest new jobs added in nine months,  it’s time for Washington to stop fiddling while Rome is burning," said former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

Good and Bad News: Gary Johnson Ads Running on CNN

The Freedom and Liberty PAC, a political committee supporting Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson for President, is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on TV ads promoting Johnson’s campaign. That’s great news, as too often LP nominees never get around to raising the money needed for buying any kind of serious TV time. Unfortunately, the ad [...]

Karger Looks to Make a Statement with Showing in Tomorrow's Final Primary

Karger Looks to Make a Statement with Showing in Tomorrow’s Final Primary

If you thought all of the Presidential primaries were over, think again.  On Tuesday, June 26, the voters in the state of Utah will head to the polls to cast their votes in the now meaningless Republican preference primary.  At stake are 40 delegates, to be pledged to the top vote getter. Even if all [...]

Vote Rogue: Group Urges Write-Ins for Sarah Palin

Vote Rogue: Group Urges Write-Ins for Sarah Palin

A new radio and TV campaign is brewing in Iowa, urging Republicans to caucus for… Sarah Palin! Perhaps highlighting just how awful the current field of candidates are in the minds of most Iowans, the Sarah Palin Earthquake Movement wants voters to mobilize for the former Alaska governor next week. The group notes success in [...]

Ron Paul's Exceptionally Effective 2-Minute Ad on Race

Ron Paul’s Exceptionally Effective 2-Minute Ad on Race

The New Revolution PAC, an entity supporting the Ron Paul presidential campaign, is raising money to run an unconventional 2-minute ad in early primary states.  Aimed squarely at neutralizing the ‘racist newsletter’ controversy, the spot features the story of an African-American patient whose wife had a stillborn baby that Dr. Paul delivered.  Apparently, Paul covered [...]

Green Party's Mark Miller Hopes for Victory in State House Race

Green Party’s Mark Miller Hopes for Victory in State House Race

The Green Party has a pair of very promising candidates on the ballot in special elections for state legislature today. In Minnesota, national party co-chair Farheen Hakeem has a very real at finishing second in a 4-way race for state senate.  She has outraised the Republican nominee and seems to be waging a very active campaign. [...]

Karger Inserts Himself Into Debate in New Web Ad

Karger Inserts Himself Into Debate in New Web Ad

Longshot Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger has released a new campaign video on his website.  In the nicely produced ad, Karger digitally inserts himself into the recent Fox News Google debate and shows what would have happened if he had been allowed to participate. In the ad, the largely unknown candidate is shown cutting off former [...]

Libertarian Coleman Launches 30-Second TV Commercial

Libertarian Coleman Launches 30-Second TV Commercial

Indianapolis city councilman Ed Coleman, a Libertarian, is putting the $50,000 he got from the Libertarian National Committee into action, launching a new 30-second television commercial. The ad asks voters to re-elect Coleman to the council, but he’s only “kind of” running for re-election. Coleman first won a seat on the council in 2007 as [...]