Record fundraising year favors Republicans

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Fundraising for the U.S. congressional elections is shattering midterm records, campaign reports show.

Analyst predicts nasty election cycle

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- A political analyst predicts the 2010 U.S. election cycle will set a new record for the volume of negative political ads.

Obama targets sports fans

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is trying to woo sports fans to his side, observers say.

Expert: GOP ad seems to concede election

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- An ad supporting U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., in North Carolina seems to be conceding the presidential race to the Democrats, a campaign ad expert said.

GOP fret about Obama's fundraising prowess

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Republican officials say they're concerned about campaign finances now that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is the likely Democratic U.S. presidential nominee.

Obama flexing advertising muscle

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4 (UPI) -- Barack Obama has put his war chest to use, pushing beyond Pennsylvania to advertise in North Carolina and Indiana, a move observers say his rival can't match.

Clinton, Obama make huge media buys

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential contenders Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton reportedly are spending unprecedented millions on TV spots going into Super Tuesday.

Romney clear leader in ad spending

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney has spent $10.2 million on television ads this year for his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, setting a U.S. record.

Political advertising may set records

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Spending for political and issue-advocacy advertising for the 2008 election will reach a record, an analysis group in Arlington, Va., said.

Political TV ad spending could double

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Political campaign advertising experts say U.S. presidential candidates will spend at least double the amount of money spent on TV ads in 2003-2004.

Political ad spending hits record high

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- More than 600 political ads costing $2 billion will appear on U.S. television sets this weekend, the last before Tuesday's midterm elections.

Conservative TV ads blend into show themes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A conservative coalition is choosing TV shows such as the Fox network's "24" for placing ads in support of the USA Patriot Act that blend with the show's theme.

Record spending on political ads

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- TV ad spending by major U.S. presidential candidates, parties and interest groups will surpass the record set in 2000, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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