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HUFFPOST FUNDRACE - Obama's First TV Ads

11/29/2011 04:57 pm ET | Updated Nov 29, 2011

The Obama campaign airs their first two ads of the cycle in a "tiny" ad buy on national satellite television. The ads call on viewers to sign-up and start organizing in their neighborhood. [HuffPost]

One pro-Herman Cain group changes their name as the Cain campaign crashes and burns. The group, which will now be called Beat Obama PAC, is run by two schemers using "sucker" donor lists to raise money for political committees that do little political work. [HuffPost]

With Barney Frank retiring Democrats will have to find a new ranking member (or chairman) for the House Financial Services Committee. Open Secrets reports on the finance sector money received by all the top prospects. [Open Secrets]

Progressive advocates inside and out of Congress are organizing around ending or curtailing corporate personhood in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling. [Roll Call]

Republicans seek to end the presidential public financing system as candidates from both parties are expected to forgo public funds. [WaPo]

CAMPAIGN VIDEOS

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Committee: Obama For America
Candidate supported: Barack Obama
Spot: "JoinObama.com: A Movement Starts With You" -- In one of the first two ads aired by the Obama campaign the president addresses viewers with a simple message: sign-up with the campaign and bring your friends with you. "It all starts with you," Obama says as he directs viewers to a phone number and a web site to sign-up for the campaign.
Link: [http://youtu.be/8HwvnR1tuBI]
Market: National satellite.
Buy: Described as "tiny"

Committee: Obama For America
Candidate supported: Barack Obama
Spot: "JoinObama.com: Building An Organization" -- In the second of the first two ads aired by the Obama campaign the president again asks viewers to sign-up and start organizing in their neighborhood. "It's up to you to fight for the values we all share," Obama says as he directs viewers to a phone number and a web site to sign-up for the campaign.
Link: [http://youtu.be/xaU_pE0fv-s]
Market: National satellite.
Buy: Described as "tiny"
TRACKING OUTSIDE SPENDING:

Jon Huntsman (R), $1,455,473 to support, $0 to oppose.
Rick Perry (R), $895,230 to support, $0 to oppose.
Herman Cain (R), $462,217 to support, $0 to oppose.
Barack Obama (D), $0 to support, $357,929 to oppose.
Mitt Romney (R), $0 to support, $306,229 to oppose.
Gary Johnson (R), $518 to support, $0 to oppose.

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