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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…

March 26, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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…

February 6, 2014, 11:14 AM EST

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…

May 16, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

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…

May 13, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

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…

May 12, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

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…

March 11, 2010, 12:11 PM EST

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…

March 11, 2010, 8:52 AM EST

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…

November 9, 2009, 12:04 PM EST

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…

October 16, 2009, 3:27 PM EDT

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…

September 18, 2009, 9:36 AM EDT