The furor over a pro-Obama super-PAC ad is a rare example of a political commercial that backfires.
YG Action Fund, a super-PAC started by former aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), is spending $5.5 million in 12 House districts over the next few months to support candidates considered Young Guns, the National Republican Congressional Committee's list of rising GOP stars.
The super-PAC is supporting Republican candidates Adam Hastner in Florida's 22nd district, Jason Plummer in Illinois's 12th district, Jackie Walorski in Indiana's 2nd district, Kim Vann in California's 3rd district, David Valadao in California's 21st district, David Rouzer and Richard Hudson in North Carolina's 7th and 8th districts, respectively, Keith Rothfus in Pennsylvania's 12th district and Richard Tisei in Massachusetts's 6th district.
YG Action Fund will also be spending to keep charter Young Guns members Reps. Joe Heck (R-Nev.), Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) and Robert Hurt (R-Va.) in office.
Romney’s campaign unveiled a new ad that embraced a more positive tone than his recent attacks on Obama's economic record.
The outside spending group, backed by Karl Rove, supports Mitt Romney and is looking to help him defeat President Obama in November.
The Obama campaign released an advertisement Sunday highlighting GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney as an “outsourcing pioneer.”
The League of Women Voters is pressuring senators in Maine and Tennessee to support disclosure requirements for campaign ads.
The ads target Maine centrist GOP Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins as well as GOP Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). They call on the senators to support legislation requiring the full disclosure of who funds campaign advertisements.
“Senators, tell us you’ll lead the fight to stop the secret money,” the ad states. “The League of Women Voters believes Americans deserve all the information they can get before they vote. Tell us where the money is coming from and let the voters decide.”
The campaign says American Future Fund is seeking to "circumvent" disclosure rules with ads hitting Obama on energy and healthcare.
Republican Jon Bruning released a new ad for his Senate campaign in Nebraska on Tuesday highlighting his tenure as the state's attorney general.
The ad buy size was not disclosed, but Bruning's campaign said the 30-second spot would air statewide.
In the ad, Bruning boasts of ending in Nebraska the account gimmicks that he said politicians in Washington use to mask the cost of big government.
“In the past, outside law firms did much of the A.G.’s work, hiding the cost from taxpayers," Bruning says. "Not on my watch."
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) is out with a new ad touting his willingness to put the needs of the country ahead of his own needs and those of his party.
Kerrey's campaign did not release details about the ad buy, but said it would start airing statewide on Monday night. The ad features Nebraskans attesting to Kerrey's independence and fearlessness.
"Bob Kerrey's not afraid of anything," says one supporter, as photographs from Kerrey's younger days scroll across the screen.
"Losing part of his leg, he certainly showed the determination this country really admires and respects," says another.
A former Navy SEAL, Kerrey has been distancing himself from Senate Democrats as he works to reclaim a Senate seat in Nebraska. This is his third round of ads where he does not identify himself as a Democrat, but speaks to his willingness to pursue bipartisan solutions.
Maine state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin (R) is the first candidate in the state's Senate race to go on the air, launching a positive ad Thursday that stakes out his position as an opponent of big government.