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Ad Watch: Grassley goes techno

The DNC pounces on what it calls the Republican economic plan, denouncing it in a new ad a day after House Minority Leader John Boehner said he would be open to extending the Bush tax cuts for the middle class if that was all he could get. In Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick is up with the first ad of his re-election campaign. And in Iowa, Sen. Chuck Grassley has an ad that aims to have voters all a-Twitter.

DNC, "You're Welcome"
9/11

ANNCR: Think Republicans have no plan for the economy? It's not true. John Boehner opposes funding for 'government jobs.' Jobs for teachers, for cops, for firefighters. Boehner has a different plan. Tax cuts for businesses. Those that ship jobs and profits overseas. Saving multinational corporations ten billion. So to China, and India, and Mexico, Boehner has a message. You're Welcome.

MI-1, McDowell, "Handshake"
9/8

ANNCR: When you work a hay farm your entire life, people aren't your voters, they're your neighbors. FARMERS: We do business with Gary with a handshake. We always have. ANNCR: Gary McDowell has always done right by them. FARMER: He knows what it takes to try to make a living up here. Breaking with his own party to reduce taxes on small businesses and cutting his own salary because everyone else is hurting too. FARMER: He's a working man. He's just like us. He's just dressed better. ANNCR: Gary McDowell for Congress. FARMERS: There's no better candidate. As far as we're concerned.

CA SEN, Boxer, "Made in America"
9/13

ANNCR: Barbara Boxer. She fought to get our veterans the first full combat care center in California. Her after school law's keeping a million kids off the street and out of gangs. And she's fighting every day to create new jobs. BOXER: I'm working to make California the leader in clean energy. To jump start our small businesses with tax credits and loans to create thousands of California jobs. I'm Barbara Boxer and I approve this message because I want to see the words 'made in America' again.

CT SEN, McMahon, "Lunch Box"
9/11

MCMAHON: "A lot of people ask me why I'm running for Senate. Here's why: this lunch box. It represents a lot of people who've lost jobs. Washington has created the perfect job-killing storm with higher taxes, deficit spending and expensive health care mandates. We need experience job-creators in Washington, not job-killers. I'm Linda McMahon and I approve this message because we need this lunch box and a lot more like it back at work"

CT SEN, McMahon, "Jobs"
9/9

MAN: "People worried about jobs." ANNCR: "From health care mandates to higher taxes, Washington keeps creating uncertainty for small businesses." WOMAN: "And there's fear in the mind of business owners as to whether or not they should hirer." ANNCR: "Linda McMahon understands we need jobs and until people are working, not much else matters. She gets it, and she'll make the politicians get it too." MAN: "I know she has what it takes. She's proven it." MCMAHON: "I'm Linda McMahon and I approve this message"


FL SEN, Crist, "Line in the Sand"

9/11

"People across Florida are hurting, but instead of coming together to fix the economy, the party bosses in Washington draw a line in the sand. They refuse to compromise, we get nothing. As senator, I'll take the best ideas from Democrats, like investing in clean energy to create jobs. And the best ideas from Republicans, like cutting waste so we can hold down taxes. Because I know we can get things done for Florida if we put people ahead of politics. I'm Charlie Crist and I approve this message."


FL SEN, Crist, "Cross the Line"

9/11

"Washington politicians constantly draw lines in the sand, so when I vetoed an education bill that unfairly punished teachers and kids, that crossed the line. My support of stem cell research to find a cure for Alzheimer's and diabetes, that crossed the line. And accepting stimulus money that saved thousands of Florida jobs, that crossed the line. Maybe we'd be better off if there was no line. I'm Charlie Crist, an independent, and I approve this message because it's about people, not politics.

IA SEN, Grassley, "Twitter"
9/13

WOMAN: I heard Chuck Grassley has a... Twitter. WOMAN 2: Oh. Can it be cured? GRASSLEY: Oh, not that kind. I like to use technologies like Twitter and Facebook just to keep in touch. I have meetings in 99 counties every year. I'll tweet, I'll text, I'll do whatever it takes. I work for you. WOMAN: Grassley works for us.

IL SEN, Giannoulias, "What Happens"
9/10

GIANNOULIAS: "I'm Alexi Giannoulias and I approve this message." ANNCR: "What happens after 20 years in Washington?" NEWSCASTER 1: "Mark Kirk is caught in a lie." KIRK CLIP: "I was the Navy's intelligence officer of the year." NEWSCASTER 2: "He claimed a military award he never won." KIRK: "The last time I was in Iraq I was in uniform and the Iraq air defense network was shooting at us." VARIOUS NEWSCASTERS: "In fact, there's no record of that attack. Kirk's claim that he fought in the first Iraq war was not true." ANNCR: "Now Kirk is lying about Alexi Giannoulias in ads denounced as smears." ANNCR: "One lie after another after another"


NV SEN, Reid, "Yucca"

9/10

ANNCR: "Each year, 5 million pounds of radioactive waste are disposed of in the US. Sharron Angle wants to bring all 5 million pounds here for reprocessing in Nevada. But one nuclear spill could endanger our families and kill Las Vegas tourism forever. And we all know how devastating one spill can be." REID: "I'm Harry Reid, and I approve this message"


NV SEN, Reid, "Domestic Violence"

9/13

KYLE LOPEZ, NEVADA PATROL OFFICER: Imagine. You've beena bused by your spouse. You get a restraining order and move to Nevada, thinking you're safe. In the state assembly, Sharron Angle voted to prevent restraining orders from other states from being enforced in Nevada. It would have made Nevada a safe haven for domestic absuers. Thankfully, other legislators weren't so extreme. Because Sharron Angle sided with the abuser, not the abused.


OH SEN, Portman, "Jobs Czar"

9/13

FISHER CLIP: "I have spent years on the ground working to save and create jobs." ANNCR: "Really? Creating Jobs? Lt. Governor Lee Fisher was Ohio's number one official in charge of creating jobs." FISHER: "As the lead point person in our administration saving and creating jobs." ANNCR: "What jobs? Under Lee Fisher Ohio has lost nearly 400,000 jobs, with a record number going to other states. Rob Portman, he's got a jobs plan to get Ohio working again." PORTMAN: "I'm Rob Portman and I approve this message"


WI SEN, Feingold, "In His Own Words"

9/13

ANCHOR: News tonight about Senate candidate Ron Johnson's Oskosh plastics factory. JOHNSON: I never lobbied for some special treatment or for a government payment. ANCHOR: Johnson's plastic company, PACUR, got a government loan to expand its business. ANCHOR: A railroad line to Pacur was built with the assistance of a federal grant. JOHNSON: I have never lobbied for some special treatment or for a government payment. ANCHOR: Ron Johnson loves to say that government doesn't create jobs. But in the case of his own business, that doesn't seem to be true.


CA GOV, anti-Whitman (CA Teachers' Union) "Whitman's Education Plan is Bad for California"

9/9

ANNCR: "Should California continue the cutbacks that are crippling our classrooms? Meg Whitman says yes. Whitman says we should cut another seven billion dollars from our schools. Teacher layoffs -- 100,000 more. 33 percent larger class sizes. And even more cuts to arts and music programs that deny our kids a well-rounded education. Tell Meg Whitman that cutting education to pay for tax breaks for the wealthy is wrong for our schools and California's future"

CT GOV, Malloy, "Consider This"
9/10

ANNCR: "While mayor of Stamford, Dan Malloy increased spending by 80 percent. He raised taxes every year he was mayor. Debt rose by $340M. The result? Since 2000, Stamford has lost 13,000 jobs. Unemployment is up 50%. Now Malloy says he'll govern Connecticut just like he ran Stamford. That's a bad idea. Tom Foley: He'll say no to things we can't afford, won't raise taxes, and will focus on bringing back jobs." FOLEY: "I'm Tom Foley and I approved this message."


CT GOV, "60 Seconds"

9/9

MALLOY: "I have 60 seconds to tell you what I accomplished as mayor of Stamford and what I want to do as Governor of Connecticut. Let's get started. Working with law enforcement, we lowered crime in Stamford by 63%. We helped small businesses grow and attracted new companies, creating thousands of jobs. 41 seconds. I created the first city-wide pre-school program in Stamford. And as governor, I'll expand it throughout the state. I'll cut spending by reducing the governor's staff by 15% and the number of state agencies by a third. You're tightening your belts these days -- government should too. I did it in Stamford, I'll do it in Hartford. 20 seconds. I'll create jobs by investing in green energy right here in Connecticut. And I'll work to cut electric rates so Connecticut will be a more affordable place to live and do business. I'm out of time, so it's time we get to work. I'm Dan Malloy and I approved this message."


IA GOV, Culver, "Dad"

9/13

CLARE CULVER: Our dad is running for governor. JOHN CULVER: Hey, this is our ad. He's real good at helping people. Doing stuff to prevent future floods. CLARE: Neat stuff like getting energy from the wind and expanding preschools. JOHN: Yeah but he still makes us do our homework. CLARE: He's pretty cool as a dad. CHET: Can I say something? CLARE: No! JOHN: But we like him best when we're playing around. CLARE: Even if we have to share him. MOM: I love him. But he's still the the big lug.

MA GOV, Patrick, "Forward"
9/10

PATRICK: I know that these are tough times. And you're having to make tough choices in your own families. We balanced four budgets now by making a combinatino of deep cuts and new revenue. We have, because of those choices, been able to invest in the highest level in the history of the commonwealth in public schools, keeping our students first in the nation. We've protected your health care and we've been able to add 60 thousand new jobs. Now, our opponents would make other choices. Choices that would take us back. We want to keep moving forward.

NM GOV, Denish, "The Difference"
9/10

ANNCR: "(Doña Ana Co. DA) Susana Martinez's (R) economic record? Wall-Street style bonuses. No-bid deals using taxpayer money. She'll eliminate rules holding big corporations accountable. It's the same Republican plan that wrecked our economy... But Diane Denish. A former business owner, she'll turn our economy around. Cut the red tape. Job creating tax credits for small businesses. College scholarships so our kids can compete for good jobs. Diane Denish. A Governor on our side"


NM GOV, Martinez, "Real Scandal"

9/10

ANNCR: Diane Denish. Hiding a scandal. Developer contributed $320,000 to Richardson and Denish. Got millions in special deals. But it gets worse. Turns out, developer had Denish's husband on the payroll. Mr. Denish was developer's paid lobbyist. Mrs. Denish's administration gave developer special tax deal, worth $500 million. Denish got paid. Developer got rich... with our tax money. Diane Denish. We can't afford four more years of the same"



OK GOV, Askins, "Stop that Washington Game"
9/9

ANNCR: "Mary Fallin's Washington friends have got their cookie cutter out, trying to run the same kind of negative attack here in Oklahoma against Jari Askins they're running everywhere else. It won't work. Jari Askins is an Oklahoma conservative. Jari says it's the folks in Washington, not Oklahoma, that have failed to get tough on immigration. And unlike Congresswoman Mary Fallin, Jari never voted to bail out the big Wall Street banks. Mary's Washington friends should take their cookie cutter home. Jari Askins is Oklahoma, heart and soul"

TX GOV, Perry, "Texas: Open for Business"
9/12

ANNCR: "Texas -- open for business." PERRY: "We've created more than 850,000 jobs, more than all the other states combined. We've cut taxes for small business, balanced our budgets, set aside 8 billion dollars for a rainy day. Limiting government lets out families keep more of what they earn and encourages more Texas jobs. It's no wonder Texas is home to more Fortune 1000 companies than any other state." ANNCR: "Securing our future -- Governor Rick Perry"


WI GOV, Walker, "Just Like The Rest Of 'Em"
9/9

ANNCR: "When Scott Walker brought to light ('98 SEN nominee/ex-Rep.) Mark Neumann's (R) vote for 9 billion dollars worth of pork barrel spending, Neumann said -- " NEUMANN: "He must be kidding." ANNCR: "We're not. The Wall Street Journal called the bill highway robbery. The Cato institute said it was an affront to the Republican pledge to make government smaller and smarter. And Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner called it pork barreling at its worst. Congressman Neumann may have gone to Washington as a reformer, but the record shows he voted for pork, just like the rest of 'em"

WI GOV, Barrett, "Crisis"
9/8

ANNCR: "Milwaukee County, the city of Milwaukee. Both faced a crisis to pay pension obligations. Under Tom Barrett, the city of Milwaukee met the crisis head on and Barrett used smart budget cuts to help solve the problem. In Milwaukee County, Scott Walker borrowed 400 million dollars -- 400 million, and passed the pension debt on to the next generation. So who do you trust? It's Tom Barrett who's a straight shooter, with honest plans for Wisconsin"