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Candidate for Governor of Rhode Island Takes a Hit in Ad

Candidate for Governor of Rhode Island Takes a Hit in Ad

Anne Armstrong is a write-in candidate for governor of Rhode Island and her campaign’s entire platform is based on the legalization of marijuana. In a newly released campaign video, Armstrong explains that she uses the drug every day to help her deal with a physical […]

by · October 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Greg Orman Slams Both Major Parties in New Campaign Spot

Greg Orman Slams Both Major Parties in New Campaign Spot

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman released his latest television ad this week, targeting both Democrats and Republicans as the source of America’s problems and gridlock. “If you listen to Pat Roberts and his Washington buddies, they’ll tell you that President Obama and Harry Reid are […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Republican Fundraiser Targets Bernie Sanders in Smear Ad

Republican Fundraiser Targets Bernie Sanders in Smear Ad

Amazingly, even though no candidates have officially declared themselves, the negative advertising in the 2016 presidential campaign has already begun. While Senator Bernie Sanders (Ind-VT) considers his options for a possible run for the White House, he’s facing some heat at home in the form […]

by · September 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ravenel’s First TV Spot Causes Controversy

Ravenel’s First TV Spot Causes Controversy

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel has gone on the air with his campaign’s first television commercial. In the spot, embedded above, various people are seen giving the thumbs up while Ravenel narrates. Among those features are four uniformed Charleston firefighters standing in front of […]

by · September 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Independent Nick Troiano Releases First TV Ad in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Independent Nick Troiano Releases First TV Ad in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Nick Troiano, a 25-year-old independent campaigning in Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district, released his first television ad earlier today. Titled “Washington’s a Zoo,” Troiano’s light-hearted, 30-second commercial features the young candidate standing between an elephant and a donkey and railing against paralyzing partisanship in the Beltway. […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Cutler Releases TV Ad Touting King’s Endorsement

Cutler Releases TV Ad Touting King’s Endorsement

Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is hitting the air with a new ad aimed at turning around his struggling campaign. The spot touts the recent endorsement of sitting U.S. Senator, and fellow independent, Angus King. “We need a 21st century governor for a 21st century […]

by · September 14, 2014 · 1 comment ·
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 […]

by · October 24, 2013 · 2 comments ·
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 […]

by · October 11, 2013 · 5 comments ·
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 […]

by · October 12, 2012 · 3 comments ·
“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 […]

by · October 4, 2012 · 11 comments ·