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  1. 2018 midterms
    Trump’s Racist ‘Willie Horton’ Video Is a Normal GOP Ad in 2018The president just accused Democrats of trying to flood our country with cop killers. Other Republicans have accused them of worse.
  2. 2018 elections
    Please Enjoy the Chillest Campaign Ad You’ve Ever SeenIn which Hawaii congressional candidate and Democratic Socialist Kaniela Ing strums a ukulele and explains the tenets of his platform.
  3. GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Primary Was About Who Could Be the CraziestIn the latest gleaning from a secret tape of Georgia GOP gubernatorial front-runner Casey Cagle, he admits his party’s kinda nuts.
  4. campaign ads
    Democratic Candidate Airs Ad With Same-Sex Kiss During Fox & FriendsHe added “take that, Trump.”
  5. The Most Unhinged Political Ad of 2018 Is Already HereFormer Michigan congressman Kerry Bentivolio is attempting a comeback, sporting a terrifying new ad.
  6. promises
    This Woman’s Hilarious Campaign Ad Takes on Sexual Harassment in Politics“Who can you trust most not to show you their penis in a professional setting?”
  7. politics
    Bask in the Glory of This Amazingly Terrible Campaign AdDan Helmer is here for two things: to run for Congress and to sing karaoke like he’s in Top Gun.
  8. An Ironworker With a Great Mustache Is Coming for Paul Ryan’s House SeatRyan has routinely won landslides in his purple district. Randy Bryce’s incredible new campaign ad suggests that could change that.
  9. 6 Takeaways From Montana’s Special ElectionMontana’s special election has many lessons, but it’s unclear if it tells us a lot about the remaining contests of 2017, much less the 2018 midterms.
  10. Republicans Must Think Georgians Really Hate San FranciscoAn effort by the GOP to tie Jon Ossoff to Nancy Pelosi may be too clever by half in evoking the City by the Bay.
  11. Watch Donald Trump Speak a Little Hindi in a New AdAb ki baar Trump sarkar!
  12. Clinton Has 7-to-1 Advantage Over Trump in Ad SpendingThe spending gap might be unprecedented. And it’s not like he’s offsetting it elsewhere.
  13. Hillary Clinton Is Wrong About BipartisanshipObama’s big achievements barely involved Republican cooperation.
  14. Jill Stein Is Outspending Donald Trump on Campaign AdsDonald Trump raised $82 million last month but has spent $0 on TV ads. What is he spending his money on?
  15. Racist Libertarian Hero Cliven Bundy Is Back With a Bizarre Campaign Ad For a third-party candidate.
  16. Senate Candidate’s Campaign Ad Features Shot of James Foley Execution VideoI don’t think there’s anything wrong with it,” says the New Mexico Republican.
  17. Boehner Challenger Loses Job Over Dick-Joke-Filled Campaign AdClick for the story, stay for the puns.
  18. Obama Impersonator Not Weirdest Part of GOP AdThough that’s weird, too. 
  19. California Candidate: Congressional Republicans Are a 1972 Ford RancheroClassic but unreliable.
  20. Well, at Least Liz Cheney’s Daughters Like HerHere they are in a new campaign ad. 
  21. Liz Cheney Emphatically Reminds Wyoming She’s Been ThereRepeatedly!
  22. New Ad Pits Weiner Against ‘Powerful Voices’Belonging to whom?
  23. Spitzer’s First Campaign Ad Doesn’t Mention HimPronouns only!
  24. Cory Booker Knocks Washington in First Campaign AdWashington ducks our problems. I won’t.”
  25. Italian Attack Ad Compares David Axelrod to Axl Rose, Sort Of Complete with weird Photoshop job.
  26. Lena Dunham Discusses ‘First Time’ Voting in Obama Ad, Enrages ConservativesYou don’t want a guy who says, ‘Oh hey, I’m out studying’ when really he’s out not signing the Lilly Ledbetter Act.”
  27. This Simpsons Animator’s Pro-Obama Video Is As Fun As Campaign Ads GetIt has bobbleheads!
  28. Obama Admits to Going ‘Overboard,’ Making Mistakes in Campaign AdsThat happens in politics.”
  29. Obama Campaign Speculates That Romney Might Have Paid No Taxes in Latest AdHarry Reid’s non-imaginary source has infiltrated the campaign.
  30. Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Seen Her Romney Campaign Ads, But Isn’t a FanClinton is “out of politics,” so don’t try to drag her back in.
  31. New Santorum Ad Superimposes Faces of Obama, AhmadinejadApocalyptic imagery, sad kids, and bizarre jump cuts. 
  32. Asian Actress Apologizes for Campaign AdIt was absolutely a mistake on my part.”
  33. Asian-American Blogger Identifies Woman in ‘Racist’ Hoekstra AdShe claims she’s a 21-year-old UC Berkeley grad, beauty queen.
  34. Pete Hoekstra Is Being Oppressed AgainThe former Michigan congressman of Twitter-meme fame is under fire for a campaign ad that many find racially insensitive. 
  35. Three of Romney’s Most Devastating Florida Ads, and Why They WorkedThe secrets of slime.
  36. In the Future, Every Online Campaign Ad Will Be This DumbIt’s like Demon Sheep, but if it had slaves and Cialis and Guy Fawkes and … just watch it.
  37. Our Ad Suggestion for ObamaThe president could play up John McCain’s accidental endorsement in 2012.
  38. New Ron Paul Ad Seeks to Prove He’s Not RacistCompassionate ad arrives on the heels of racially charged newsletter controversy.
  39. 2012 Campaign Ad Wars: Reviewing the First Shots FiredOur first installment of a regular feature in which we compare and review presidential campaign ads.
  40. early and often
    Hey, Can You Do Barack Obama a Favor?President Obama casually asks for your help in his first campaign ad.
  41. Mitt Romney: ‘There Is Nothing Unique About the United States’Turning Romney’s own slimy tactics against him.
  42. Rick Perry Can’t Even Speak English in His Own Campaign AdThis is sad.
  43. Jon Huntsman Has Been Posting Some Great Anti-Romney Ads But have any non-bloggers noticed?
  44. Five Theories About the Bizarre New Herman Cain Campaign Ad [Updated]This is one of the weirdest ads you’ll ever see.
  45. It’s Cool, Congressional Candidate Dan Adler’s Wife Is KoreanA bizarre campaign ad from a California Democrat.
  46. Is Morgan Freeman a Sellout? [Update: Nope!]He’s narrating a campaign ad for a Republican congressional candidate.
  47. Here’s the Ad That Mitch McConnell Asked ForDemocrats pounce on his “single most important thing” remark.
  48. Congressional Candidate Makes Christine O’Donnell Look Like the President of the ACLUHe thinks the separation of church and state was invented by Hitler, or something.
  49. Is This Really the Best Political Ad This Year?Chinese Professor” is winning fawning praise.
  50. New York City Is an Evil Place, Say This Year’s Campaign AdsWe are the new San Francisco.
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