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League of Women Voters calls on GOP senators to stand behind full disclosure on ads

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.”


Jon Bruning touts his record as attorney general in new Nebraska ad

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."


Kerrey touts fearlessness, bipartisanship in new Nebraska ad

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.


Crossroads to let loose $1 million in ads against Obama, Ben Nelson

President Obama and Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) are about to become the latest targets in a barrage of television attacks ads emanating from Crossroads GPS, a conservative outside group formed by former Bush adviser Karl Rove.

Ads knocking Obama over his administration's efforts to bolster Solyndra, a failed solar energy company that has become a White House headache, will start airing nationwide on Monday night, the group announced. Crossroads has spent $500,000 to buy time on cable networks.

"Obama says 'spend more' and promises jobs. Obama donors and insiders line up for handouts," the narrator in the ad says, accusing Obama of pursuing risky investments for the benefit of his allies. "Who pays the bill? We do."

Crossroads has reserved another $500,000 of ad time in Omaha, Neb., and Lincoln, Neb., for ads attacking Nelson, a spokesman confirmed.