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2012 Campaign Ads

Karl Rove Groups Launch $16 Million Ad Push

The Huffington Post | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

Karl Rove is upping the ante. According to Politico, the Rove-founded American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS are launching their biggest paid-media pu...

Sabrina Siddiqui

2012 Campaign Ads Have It In For Your Grandmother: HuffPost List | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

No better way to launch our list-obsessed chronicle of politics than with TV ads, the most embarrassing, least informative but, let’s admit it, most...

Super PACs Pay 'Super-Gouge' Premium For TV Ads

Bloomberg | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

To make his closing argument to Iowa voters on the day of the Jan. 3 caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent $1,000 to air a min...

Birther Campaign Ad Hits The Airwaves

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

A conservative PAC released a campaign ad this week, effectively airing a one-minute crash course for repeatedly debunked conspiracy theories about Pr...

Is the Dollar Mightier Than the Vote?

Scott Warren | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Scott Warren

If the 2012 election involves way too much money and way too little substance, we have no one but ourselves to blame.

Jason Linkins

WATCH: GOP Candidates Promised To Avoid Negative Campaigning Ha Ha They Were Just Kidding, Sorry! | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

So this week, if you spent any time reading about the primary election process that will eventually (we think!) yield a Republican nominee for preside...

Santorum Attacks Romney In Brutal New Ad

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum is going after Mitt Romney with a new ad calling the former Massachusetts governor "Rombo." "Mitt Romney's negative attack machine is...

WATCH: Ohio Dem Makes Homemade Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Mandy Jenkins | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Ohio congressional candidate Angela Zimmann (D) isn't afraid to get a little creative. Zimmann's campaign for Ohio's 5th District takes aim at incumbe...

Rick Perry Knocks President Obama's Upbringing, Attitude

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's "privileged" upbringing and inability to accept responsibility makes him out of touch with struggling Americans, Texas Gov. R...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Rick Perry Says Obama's Policies Are 'Socialist' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is running a new 30-second ad that advocates voting President Obama out of office in 2012 because his "sociali...

Jason Linkins

Forecasters Predict Spending On Campaign Ads Will Reach Nightmarish Levels In 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.22.2011 | Media

Here's some good news for people who work in broadcast television: the 2012 campaign season is ramping up, and it seems that your sector of the economy is about to be stimulated. By billions of terrible political ads!

Jason Linkins

WATCH: 'King Of The Birthers' Launches 2012 Campaign Ad | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We're still about a year away from the first caucuses and primaries of the upcoming presidential campaign season, but in New Hampshire, begun these 20...

Is It 2012 Already? The 1st Official Ad Of The Campaign Season

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The brief period of nostalgia for the campaign season continued to recede Thursday with the release of one of the first official ads of the 2012 cycle...