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Senate Candidate's Chief Qualification: 'I Grew Up Castrating Hogs'

Joni Ernst ad cuts through the clutter in crowded race

Whatever your politics, it's hard not to like a congressional candidate who opens her campaign ad with the line, "I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm." Joni Ernst is…

Clay Aiken's Campaign Ad Is Personal, Political and Nearly Perfect

Singer quickly proves congressional bid is no joke

It's hard to say what we were expecting from reality TV star Clay Aiken's first campaign ad in his congressional campaign, but this certainly isn't it. Instead of leveraging his fame…

How Barbarian Group Hijacked NYC's Speed Signs With Skeletons

New York City showed off its new skeletal speed-warning signs last week, part of the Department of Transportation's ongoing campaign to show that a pedestrian's odds of death are greatly…

Candidate's Ads Say He 'Gets Shit Done'

I don't live in Dan Adler's district out here in Los Angeles, so I can't vote for the former Disney executive (and "new media pioneer") for Congress. But I can…

NYC Takes on Rude, Evil Cyclists in New Ads

The New York City Department of Transportation recycles C-list celebs in a public safety campaign that warns miscreant bicycle riders: "Don't be a jerk." The three mildly amusing vignettes featuring…

Classified urges voters to back hatemonger

Notorious white supremacist Tom Metzger is gearing up for a run at U.S. Rep. Mark Souder's seat in the House of Representatives, going so far as to take out a classified…

Dating site takes a stand on cops and taxes

Chemistry.com, which has previously positioned itself as a gay-friendly alternative to eHarmony, is now promoting a politically themed Romance Plan for America. With two TV commercials and a…

Illinoisan running against Blagojevich's hair

Rod Blagojevich's hair is visual shorthand for corruption in this new campaign ad (posted below) from Andy McKenna, a Republican candidate for Illinois governor in 2010. We see…

Ox battles rat in Georgia politican's ad/fable

Just when you think political ads can't get any worse, along comes this four-minute travesty starring a rat (a stand-in for the villainous Democratic former governor, Roy Barnes) and an…

Avaaz.org stirs the pot again with latest ads

Avaaz.org gets provocative and goofy all at once with its new ads, which feature Dick Cheney, Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden. The Cheney ad wonders if the former…

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