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J.D. Hayworth Campaign Misspells McCain's Name In Response To Attack Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

J.D. Hayworth is getting sick and tired of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) always reminding people of that time Radar magazine put him on that list of A...

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Fact-Checking Blanche Lincoln's Claim That She's 'Standing Firm' Against Wall Street (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) is the chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee and a key vote on derivatives reform. She's also taken $1.2 million...

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McCain Hits Hayworth For Being Dumb About World War Two (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When we last checked in on the race to win Arizona's GOP nomination for the Senate between incumbent Senator John McCain and former Congressman/radio ...

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Chuck DeVore, California Senate Candidate, Pretends Jack Bauer Really Exists In Strange Campaign Ad (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chuck DeVore, perennial also-ran in the race for the GOP nomination to run against Barbara Boxer for the California Senate, continues to plague the world with his overall awfulness.

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Sue Lowden Turns On Sharron Angle In Nevada Primary Race (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For a long time Nevada chicken barter lady Sue Lowden enjoyed a modest lead in the race to be the GOP nominee for the Senate seat currently occupied b...

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The Craziest Political Campaign Ads From Across The Country (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the great things this age of rapidly uploadable media allows is for cheap advertising. It also allows you, the reader, to turn the crazy ad that might not get attention into something in which the whole world can delight.

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Specter Chemo Photo In Sestak Ad Sparks Fury (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new ad from Joe Sestak seeks to point out to Pennsylvania voters that Sestak has worked the Democratic primary race for Senator Arlen Specter's seat...

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Bradley Byrne, Alabama Gubernatorial Candidate, Attacked For Supporting Evolution (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In most of your local and regional races, when a Republican group wants to assail its Democratic opponents, it's a good bet that it will lead off by m...

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Campbell Surges Ahead In CA Senate Race, Despite/Because Of Bonkers Demon Sheep Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three weeks ago, California Senate contender Carly Fiorina unleashed the most talked-about political attack of the campaign year, assailing her primar...

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Campaign Ad Takes Palin's Palm Scrawls Viral (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Like many, I noted that objectively speaking, it was pretty comical for sometime-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to make teleprompter jokes when she was s...

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Luckily For Carly Fiorina's 'Demon Sheep' Ad, Her Competitors' Responses Have Been Terrible

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Let's say that the person you are competing against in the California GOP Senate primary releases a political advertisement that is expensive and dera...

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Carly Fiorina Campaign Promises Ads Even 'More Shocking' Than DEMON SHEEP

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the things that makes me sad about Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep" campaign ad is that I genuinely enjoy writing about campaign ads. Because the...

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Fiorina 'Demon Sheep' Ad's Artistic Inspiration REVEALED

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I won't be the first to make note of this, but I'm grateful to email tipster Michael H., who points out that Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep" attack ad -...

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DEMON SHEEP Ad (VIDEO): Carly Fiorina Campaign Attacks Primary Opponent With Epic, Terrifying Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

HOLY CRAP, AMERICA. Mere days after a teensy little Orleans Parish Coroner's election offered the opening salvo in the Attack Ad Wars of Campaign 2010...

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Orleans Parish Coroner Race: The Season Of Insane Election Ads Begins (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ever since the Massachusetts special election between Scott Brown and Martha Coakley concluded, handing the media the beginning chapter of the 2010 ca...

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Campaign AdWatch: Norm Coleman Still Making Campaign Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sweet sassy molassey, the Norm Coleman campaign has a new ad up! Why? Why? Seriously. Why? Ain't nobody voting anymore, right? I thought this wh...

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Freedom's Watch, Remembered: Their Greatest Hits

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ahh, Freedom's Watch. Not long ago, they were supposed to be the New New Shiny Thing in conservative advocacy groups. Funded by Sheldon Adelson, fro...

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Campaign AdWatch: Reagan Reprise Deployed By Creator Against McCain

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 1980, Jeff Goodby took a moment from Ronald Reagan's debate performance and turned these words into an iconic advertisement and a cultural referent...

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Campaign AdWatch: Abandon All Hope, America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's newest ad is called, "Love," which he hates, apparently. See, way back in the day, a bunch of hippies dropped acid and made out, while ...

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Campaign AdWatch: Jim Inhofe Needs a Geography Lesson

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you're like most people, you're likely pretty skeptical about whether Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe has really contributed much to the promotion of a...