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Supreme Court Strikes Down Individual Campaign Contribution Limits Decision likely to unleash more political ad dollars in midterm election

In a move that is sure to increase spending in the upcoming midterm election, the Supreme Court Wednesday struck down campaign contribution limits that capped individual contributions at $123,000. The court…

April 2, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

Broadcast Spend Drops 18 Percent to $4.18 Billion in Q3 Olympics, political comps put the squeeze on network TV

The sugar rush of last year’s Summer Olympics and political spend has given way to the inevitable crash, as third-quarter advertising expenditures were down significantly from Q3 2012. According to a…

December 16, 2013, 2:03 PM EST

Court Upholds Ban on Political Ads on Public Stations Full court reverses earlier decision

Public TV and radio stations will remain commercial-free, as a federal appeals court has upheld the federal ban on political advertising on such stations. In an 8-3 decision, the U.S. Court…

December 2, 2013, 2:21 PM EST

GOP Votes to Punish NBC, CNN Over Hillary Clinton Programming Won't partner with the nets for 2016 debates

The Republican National Committee unanimously voted this morning not to partner with CNN and NBC News for any presidential debates during the 2016 election cycle, a rebuke of the networks’ plans…

August 16, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

In Late Push, Candidates Target Big Ten Network Fox Sports' RSNs drum up big business with Obama, Romney backers

Local sports have elbowed their way into the presidential election season, as both campaigns and the various PACs looking to sway voters have targeted RSNs in key battleground states. President Barack…

November 5, 2012, 4:52 PM EST

Race Tightens, and So Does Ad Inventory Candidates use video ads not only as a fundraising tool, but also as a branding medium

Old habits die hard, even when it comes to new media and political advertising. As candidates hit the home stretch last week, they ramped up their ad spending on TV as…

November 5, 2012, 12:01 AM EST

Obama Still Outgunning Romney in TV Ads Romney ads close the gap in October

President Barack Obama's campaign is still outgunning Mitt Romney's in TV ads, in both volume and in spending, by more than 2 to 1. From April through Oct. 29, the…

November 2, 2012, 2:04 PM EDT

TV Political Ad Spending Up More Than 80% in October TV on track to top nearly $3.4 billion

With less than a week to go before election day, the campaigns and PACs have opened the political fire hose even wider. So far this year through Oct. 21, more…

November 1, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

Ace Metrix Scores Most Effective Ads of Election Pacs dominate most effective ads of election

If there was any doubt that PACs and other outside groups wield big influence in this presidential election, check out Ace Metrix's top 10 most effective presidential ads among independent…

October 29, 2012, 4:32 PM EDT

TV Political Files Disappoint Public Interest Groups Files were key to track spending by PACs

When the Federal Communications Commission required TV stations in the top 50 markets to move their political disclosure files online just in time for the election, public interest groups were…

October 26, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT