Four Observations/Suggestions About the New NextGen PAC Anti Tom Corbett Ad

By: Monday July 14, 2014 6:30 pm

The average watcher of politics might not be aware of this but there are some liberal super PACs (Political Action Committee) that will benefit from the horrible Citizen’s United decision. One such liberal PAC is called Nextgen Climate, which is run by hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer. His main issue is climate change and he’s pledged to spend about $100 million this year.

He’s using his considerable muscle here in Pennsylvania already by running this ad against Tom Corbett, arguably one of the worst governors in the country when it comes to fracking and climate change.

 

How You Know When There Have Been Too Many Campaign Ads

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 12:00 pm

How do you know when the absurd amount of money in politics has resulted in way too many campaign ads in the swing states?
When there are so many they are making little children cry.

Late Night: Exploiting a Window of Opportunity

By: Friday July 20, 2012 8:00 pm

It’s on the verge of becoming old news in our endlessly revolving media cycle (not to mention in the wake of the latest gun tragedy in Colorado), but I wanted to belatedly take note of the surprising “Firms” TV ad that the Obama campaign began running this past week — you know, the one with Mitt Romney singing “God Bless America” over a montage depicting his history of sending jobs (and his own money) overseas.

Where the Campaign Ad Money Is Going

By: Friday May 18, 2012 11:40 am

Campaigns will often talk a good game about expanding the map and how they can win a state that doesn’t look like a good prospect, but if you really want to know what states each side thinks the election will hinge on check to see if they put their money where their mouth is.

BP Oil Spill Washes Up On Roy Blunt in Missouri

By: Friday May 21, 2010 3:50 pm

Even before the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, oil has been an issue in the race between Democrat Robin Carnahan and Republican Roy Blunt to replace the retiring Kit Bond in the US Senate. With the spill, things have gotten so bad for Blunt that he’s having to turn on his old pals in Big Oil. Awwwwww . . .

Audio: New SEIU Radio Ad in Arkansas Challenges Obama’s Ad for Lincoln

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 1:30 pm

On Tuesday a radio ad hit the airwaves in Arkansas, featuring Barack Obama encouraging voters to support Blanche Lincoln in the Democratic Senate primary later this month. SEIU, which is supporting Lincoln challenger Bill Halter, cut their own ad to directly challenge Obama. You can hear the ad exclusively at Firedoglake.

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