From NBC's Ali Weinberg and Alison Bruno Sharron Angle and Harry Reid (and their surrogates) release new ads today in anticipation of their first and only debate tonight… Pat Toomey touts his “Lifelong Democrat” supporters… In MO-4, Republican Vicky Hartzler uses Rep. Ike Skelton’s words on the House floor against him… In PA-11, Lou Barletta puts out an ad that has Rep. Paul Kanjorski’s camp crying ageism… and Harold Johnson in NC-8 tells voters to stop the Kissell/Pelosi agenda. NV SEN, Reid “Wild” 10/14 ANNCR: Sharron Angle voted against background checks to identify sex predators. She's against enforcing restraining orders that protect victims of domestic violence. She says rape victims should be forced to have the baby. Sharron Angle would wipe out Social Security. Medicare. And she'd privatize the VA. RENO MAYOR BOB CASHELL: Oh she's wild, she's wild, and with the wild ideas she has, we would never get anything done. REID: I'm Harry Reid, and I approve this message.
NV SEN, Angle “300” 10/13 ANGLE: I'm Sharron Angle, and I approve this message. ANNCR: You're looking at every time Harry Reid voted to raise taxes. Income taxes, taxes on Social Security, taxes on small businesses, even the dreaded death tax. A staggering 300 times Reid voted to raise taxes. And it's a big reason for Nevada's economic meltdown. Now Reid and Pelosi are planning to raise taxes on 34,000,000 families right after the election. Let's stop Harry Reid from ever raising our taxes again.
NV SEN, Reid (Vote Vets) “Highway” 10/13 NV VET TONY FUNCHES: High school was 46 miles away. They said going would be impossible. So he walked and hitched his way. 46 every Monday, 46 back come Friday. Asked his girlfriend's father for her hand, he growled and said 'impossible.' Five children and sixteen grandchildren later, he and his girlfriend are still holding hands. Everyone knows a nobody could never get elected to office. Impossible? He proved them wrong again. A nobody from Nevada could never become the most powerful man in the Senate. Never single-handedly stop Yucca Mountain. Never bring Nevada thousands of jobs, or be the one to demand that our veterans be treated with dignity and honor. For those would be impossible. Reelection? Some say darn close to impossible. Throw them all out. But in this day, this time of world-wide distress, we think Nevada needs him and that determination more than ever. So let's send him back, where he'll keep quietly, patiently, doggedly doing what he's always done for us. Yup: the impossible. Vote Vets Action Fund is responsible for the content of this advertising" (Youtube, 10/12).
NV SEN, anti-Reid (Crossroads GPS) “Story” 10/10 ANNCR: Harry Reid. Champion of liberal special interests inside the beltway. Disconnected from Nevada and its residents. The Obama playbook to which Senator Reid hitched his fortunes has failed miserably. A vote for Harry Reid is a vote for the status quo in Washington. More of the same big spending. More of the same disdain for the job-creating private sector. Nevada just can't afford more of the same old Harry Reid. Crossroads GPS is responsible for the content of this advertising.
PA SEN, Toomey “Lifelong Democrat” 10/14 MAN: I'm a lifelong Democrat, but this year I'm voting for Pat Toomey. Washington has gotten so extreme and Joe Sestak is a big part of it. The health care law went too far, even forcing changes to my Medicare coverage. The bailouts and the spending are exploding the debt, leaving our grandkids with the bill. I'm more comfortable with Pat Toomey. He'll bring balance to Washington.
MO-4, Hartzler, “Change for the Worse” 10/13 HARTZLER: "I'm Vicky Hartzler and I approve this message, because we deserve better." ANNCR: "Ike Skelton, on what we could do if we disagree with Nancy Pelosi's extreme agenda." SKELTON: "Stick it up your a**." ANNCR: "If we object to Skelton's vote for new energy taxes that would cost us over 50,000 jobs, and nearly double our utility bills." SKELTON: "Stick it up your a**." ANNCR: "Or Skelton's support for giving illegal immigrants welfare benefits, free education, even amnesty."
PA-11, Barletta, “It’s Been Too Long” 10/8 ANNCR: "Know a guy who wears out his welcome? Paul Kanjorski has just been around too long. Long enough to get 10 pay raises and raise taxes 150 times. Long enough to bail out his donors on Wall Street. And cost us millions of jobs. Long enough to steer millions of taxpayer dollars to his family. Paul Kanjorski. Simply long enough." KANJORSKI: "I'm Paul Kanjorski and I approve this message."
NC-8, Johnson, “Kissell’s Gone Washington” 10/14 ANNCR: Larry Kissell’s gone Washington. A politician not truthful with the facts. KISSELL: Let’s take our country back. ANNCR: Kissell’s the problem. He votes with Nancy Pelosi 96% of the time. The failed stimulus. Federal bailout. Piling up trillions in debt. Killing jobs. Kissell voted to give tax credits to firms employing foreign workers in Communist China. Now Kissell falsely attacks Harold Johnson. KISSELL: Let’s take our country back. ANNCR: You want your country back? Stop the Kissell-Pelosi agenda.
From NBC's Ali Weinberg and Alison Bruno Meg Whitman releases an ad in Mandarin and Cantonese… Alexi Giannoulias utilizes footage from “Meet the Press”… And Carl Paladino has “A Plan”… In AL-2, Bobby Bright tells voters he’s not a liberal… Jim Marshall’s ad in GA-8, like that of Bill Owens’ in NY-23, plays up his conservative voting record. CA GOV, Whitman “My Community” (translated from Mandarin and Cantonese) 10/12 ANNCR: Meg Whitman understands our community. She knows entrepreneurship, high-tech jobs and education are the keys to our future. She was a success at eBay, taking it from 30 people to 15,000. She can help California too. She'll get our economy moving with less taxes and red tape on small business. Control wasteful spending. Cut regulation. And invest in schools. More money in the classroom, help for higher education. Meg Whitman. The change we need to get California going again.
IL SEN, Giannoulias “Whopper” 10/12 GIANNOULIAS: I'm Alexi Giannoulias, and I approve this message. NBC'S GREGORY: But the question, Mr. Giannoulias, should tax cuts be paid for? GIANNOULIAS: And this is why this race is so important. This is a fundamental public policy difference between myself and Congressman Kirk. He says he's a fiscal hawk. Look, the congressman has told some real whoppers during this campaign, but that may be the biggest one of all. He voted for every single one of the Bush budgets, which doubled our national debt. He voted to increase his own pay six times. He voted for the bridge to nowhere twice. He voted to raise the debt ceiling four times. The list goes on and on. So, Congressman, saying you're a fiscal hawk doesn't necessarily make it true, and your voting record proves that it's not true. The question is, for the Congressman, the $700 billion in tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, we don't have $700 billion. So my question to the congressman is, which country do you plan on borrowing $700 billion from? The Saudis? China? We can't afford it. And that's one of the problems, quite frankly, with Washington, D.C., this overborrowing, overspending.
NY GOV, Paladino “I’ve Got A Plan” 10/12 PALADINO: Hi, I'm Carl Paladino. Unemployment is at record levels. The state budget is out of control. Taxes are driving good jobs and companies from our state. Albany insiders like Andrew Cuomo have failed us. Albany needs a major overhaul and I've got a plan to do it. I'll cut taxes by 10%, cut state spending by 20%, and stamp out corruption with new full disclosure laws for state legislators. We can get New York moving again and I'm not afraid to do it.
AL-2, Bright, “Just Bobby” 10/12 BRIGHT: "I've heard my constituents and they don't want a liberal running the House, they want a conservative. I'm going to vote for the person who will allow me to best represent my constituents. I've already voted to repeal a portion of [the health care law], and anyone who tells you otherwise is just downright lying to you. I'm the most independent member of Congress and what I try to do is bring people together to make good things happen for our country. I'm Bobby Bright and I approve this message, and I sure hope you do too."
GA-8, Marshall, “Long Way” 10/13 MARSHALL: "I'm Jim Marshall and I approve this message." ANNCR: "Georgia is a long way from San Francisco, and Jim Marshall is a long way from Nancy Pelosi. Jim Marshall doesn't support Nancy Pelosi, he voted the same as Republican leaders 65 percent of the time. Jim Marshall worked and voted against Nancy Pelosi's trillion-dollar health care bill because we can't afford it. And Jim Marshall is endorsed by the NRA, Right-to-Life, and the Chamber of Commerce. They wouldn't have anything to do with a Nancy Pelosi supporter."
NY-23, Owens, “People Know” 10/12 OWENS: "I'm Bill Owens and I approve this message." ANNCR: "Wall Street people sure know how to lie with numbers. Bill Owens didn't vote with Nancy Pelosi 93 percent of the time. He voted with the Republican leader 63 percent of the time. And Bill Owens strengthened Medicare with better prescription drug coverage. Matt Doheny wants to replace Medicare with private bouchers and reduced benefits. He promoted it with his own money. And Matt Doheny said he wants to cut Social Security benefits too. Matt Doheny won't stand up for us."
Alexi Giannoulias is out with a new ad, trying to tie opponent Mark Kirk (R) to former President George W. Bush. The Bush card fell flat in the Ohio Senate race; Illinois does, however, lean more to the left than Ohio. (And as was evident on Meet the Press, Giannoulias has grown out the hair a bit, sporting a more conservative look.) Hat tip: NBC's Sarah Blackwill.
From NBC's Ali Weinberg and Alison Bruno Gubernatorial hopefuls Mark Dayton and Bill Brady recruit their children for the ad endorsement cause… New Mexico’s Susana Martinez uses Diane Denish’s words as Bill Richardson’s lieutenant governor against her… And Marco Rubio says “We All Know” that Charlie Crist is a flip-flopper…
And in House races, Delaware Democrat John Carney releases his first ad against Glen Urquhart, linking him to a slightly higher-profile, polarizing Republican nominee in the state… the Chamber of Commerce hits Floridians Alan Grayson and Diane Kosmas… and in South Dakota, Kristi Noem uses Stephanie Herseth Sandlin’s words against her.
IL GOV, Brady “Katie” 10/6 KATIE: I'm Kate Brady. My dad has taught me a lot of lessons about life. 'No challenge is too big, Katie,' that's what he always tells me. He feels the same way about the people of Illinois. He'll tell you, 'times are tough but so are the people.' He believes to his core that you put your faith in people and not government. He put his faith in me and made me the person I am today. I know he'll lead us, lift us up and fight to give us a brighter future. ANNCR: Bill Brady. Governor.
MN GOV, Dayton “Our Ad for Dad” 10/6 A. DAYTON: "My grandfather never went to business school, but he just worked harder than everyone else. I think that's sorta been the family secret." E. DAYTON: "I just think that my dad is a classic workhorse. He represents the values and the priorities that people associate with Minnesota." A. DAYTON: "To me, he was just dad. He was the coach of my little league baseball team." E. DAYTON: "Growing up he was a goalie, he was all-state and so it was great to have my dad as a goalie coach. He was always out there on the ice with me, you know, taking shots on me. And it meant a lot to me to have his support and encouragement." A. DAYTON: "He was a great role-model as a father who was just playing the game right, working hard and he brought that same mentality and approach to his career in politics." E. DAYTON: "He's been driven by injustice and unfairness and to stand up for the little guy and try to give them a better chance in life since we were given so much." A. DAYTON: "My dad's never claimed to be perfect, but his heart's in the right place." E. DAYTON: "There've been no steadier, supportive, loving presence in our lives than our dad." A. DAYTON: "The kind of man that I want to be and that I hope to be someday.”
NM GOV, Martinez “More of the Same” 10/6 DENISH: Hi I'm New Mexico's Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish. Governor Bill Richardson’s work is something to brag about. Governor Richardson believes that good jobs and good wages are the best solutions. Governor Richardson has a record of success. Please join me in supporting Bill Richardson.
DE-AL, Carney 10/5 ANNCR: For John Carney, it’s never been about politics. It’s always been about people. The ones he grew up with in Claymont, who struggled through hard times but keep believing in better ones. John Carney’s always been a voice when we needed one, because creating jobs and a better future for our kids isn’t politics. It’s personal. Glenn Urquhart and Christine O’Donnell want to shift the tax burden from the wealthy to the middle class. And Urquhart opposes the new law to stop Wall Street abuses. If you’re going to represent Delaware’s voters, you ought to represent Delaware values.
FL-8, anti-Grayson (Chamber of Commerce) 10/5 ANNCR: "Tired of big-mouth politicians ignoring our big problems? Alan Grayson is the most extreme." GRAYSON: "Die quickly. The Republicans want you to die quickly. Die quickly." ANNCR: "But when it comes to Nancy Pelosi, big barker Grayson turns into a lap-dog. Obamacare, job-killing energy taxes, union giveaways. Good boy Alan. Call Alan Grayson, tell him to stop being Pelosi's lapdog and help fix our economy. The U.S. Chamber is responsible for the content of this advertising."
FL-24, anti-Kosmas (Chamber of Commerce) 10/5 ANNCR: "Nancy Pelosi didn't damage our economy all alone, she had some help from a friend. Suzanne Kosmas votes with Nancy Pelosi 93 percent of the time. 93 percent. Kosmas is such a good pal she even changed her vote to help Pelosi pass Obamacare, saddling us with a trillion dollar price tag. Kosmas and Pelosi. An economic wrecking crew. Tell Kosmas to stop. Her friendship with Pelosi is crushing Florida taxpayers. The U.S. Chamber is responsible for the content of this advertising."
SD-AL, Noem, “One Way” 10/6 HERSETH SANDLIN: "Don't be so scared just because Democrats are in charge." ANNCR: "Trillion dollar deficits. South Dakota families' losing their homes. The policies of Obama and Pelosi?" HERSETH SANDLIN: "I think it's clear that it's been working for South Dakota." ANNCR: "She voted for Obama's stimulus that increased debt and failed to create jobs." HERSETH SANDLIN: "It's my political party that's in charge of everything in Washington." ANNCR: "Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. She acts one way in South Dakota, another way in Washington." NOEM: "I'm Kristi Noem and I approve this message."
Ali Weinberg and Alison Bruno write: The NRSC uses familiar KY language - horse racing - to hit Jack Conway, and Rick Scott proves that he’s still “talking about Obama” as Alex Sink charged in an earlier ad… CO SEN, anti-Bennet (Club for Growth), "Enough" 9/14 ANNCR: What's happened to Michael Bennet? After only 18 months in Washington, he acts like he's been there forever. Bennet voted for record spending and national debt. Voted for big governemnt health care. Voted for our tax money to bail out the car companies. Voted for job-killing tax increases. How does any of that help Colorado? Michael Bennet. He's already been in Washington too long.
CT SEN, Blumenthal "Protecting Long Island Sound" 9/14 BLUMENTHAL: Broadwater wanted a huge floating natural gas plant here. Islander East pushed for a pipe line. So I joined with other Connecticut leaders and we stopped them. But in Washington, big oil companies are getting their way. We need to hold them accountable. I'll fight to end $40 billion dollars in tax giveaways to the big energy companies, put a moratorium on new deep-water drilling and create clean-energy jobs. I'm Dick Blumenthal. I approve this message because I'm going to stand up for you.
IA SEN, Grassley "He Wrote the Bill" 9/14 MAN: Iowa's Chuck Grassley wrote the bill for Medicare to cover prescription drugs. GRASSLEY: We had to compromise to get it passed. It's really helped people, but there is more to do, like the same drug shouldn't cost more here than in Canada. We beat the drug companies before. WOMAN: Grassley works. MAN: For us. GRASSLEY: I'm Chuck Grassley and I approve this message.
KY SEN, anti-Conway, (NRSC), "Jockey Jack" 9/14 ANNCR: Whose horse is Jack Conway riding? When the U.S. Senate debated a government takeover of health care, Conway supported it. When other states took the Obama health care law to court, Attorney General Jack Conway refused. When Obama and Pelosi cut hundreds of billions from Medicare, Conway still said yes. Big Government running health care. Big cuts to Medicare. Jack Conway took their side. Jack Conway. He's not riding Kentucky's horse.
CA GOV, anti-Brown (US Chamber of Commerce) “Turn California Around- Lawsuits and Jobs” 9/13 ANNCR: 2 million Californians out of work. Over 12 percent unemployed. So what does Attorney General Jerry Brown do? he says 'I don't do much these days except sue people.' California already has one of the worst legal climates in America. But Brown says he has 1100 lawyers ready to sue. No wonder jobs and businesses are leaving California. Tell Jerry Brown, stop chasing away California jobs. The US Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the content of this advertising.
FL GOV, Scott “Wrong Solutions” 9/14 ANNC: President Obama tricked us, saying he's in the mainstream before becoming our most liberal president ever. And Alex Sink helped him do it. SINK CLIP: Barack Obama has the right message and the right solutions for turning our economy around right here in Florida. ANNC: The right solutions? Sink backed the government health care takeover cutting $500 billion from Medicare. She backed Medicare. She backed the failed stimulus bill which created debt, not jobs. SINK CLIP: Barack Obama has the right message and the right solutions. ANNC: Wrong solutions, Alex.
GA GOV, Deal “Nathan” 9/14 ANNCR: Nathan Deal. Born to public school teachers in southeast Georgia, Nathan learned to love this land and her people. He spent his life in service to his community, state and country. Soldier. Prosecutor. Judge. Public servant. Through it all, Georgians have trusted Nathan Deal to get the job done right the first time. In tough economic times, that's the type of governor you need. Nathan Deal. He'll get it right. The first time.
UT GOV, Herbert “Integrity” 9/13 BELL: With Gary Herbert, what you see is what you get. He is a man of principle, a man of integrity. Utahans want to hear a serious debate of the critical issues this state faces. Taxes, the economy, jobs, education, immigration. For the Corroon campaign to make personal attacks on our governor is a disservice to the people of Utah.
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
"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"
"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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
The DSCC releases an ad warning voters against what it calls Ken Buck's extreme views in the Colorado Senate race; Alexi Giannoulias breaks away from the now-frequent practice of Democrats distancing themselves from President Obama, and bases his new ad on the president's endorsement; and in New Hampshire's Republican Senate primary, Bill Binnie tells both Republican and independent voters that they can go to the polls for him next week. CO SEN, anti-Buck (DSCC), "Listen"
ANNCR: "Listen to Ken Buck on Social Security." BUCK CLIP: "Fundamentally against what I believe." ANNCR: "He'd put Social Security in the stock market. Billions for Wall Street. Listen to Buck on whether he'd rewrite the Constitution and end our right to vote for our own senators." BUCK CLIP: "The short answer is yes." ANNCR: "Ending our right to vote. Threatening Social Security. Ken Buck. The more you hear, the more you wonder. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising"
GA SEN, Isakson, "Friday Nights"
ISAKSON: "The sidelines are a great place to watch a football game, but when it comes to fighting for Georgia, I'd rather be in the thick of it. Whether it's fighting government-run health care, trillions in new spending, liberal Supreme Court nominees or higher taxes, my first job in the Senate is to protect our conservative values. That's why I went to Washington, and that's why I come home to Georgia almost every weekend. I'm Johnny Isakson and I approve this message, and I'll continue to fight for the Georgia we love"
IL SEN, Giannoulias, "The Choice"
GIANNOULIAS: "I'm Alexi Giannoulias and I approve this message." OBAMA CLIP: "Alexi's my friend. I know his character. You can trust him. You can count on him. On his very first day in office, Alexi enacted sweeping ethics reforms. He's proven himself as someone who isn't afraid to stand up to special interests. Alexi's not funding this campaign with federal lobbyists' money. Not a dime. He's not doing this to help the lobbyists. That's the kind of person you want in the United State Senate"
IA SEN, Grassley, "Grassley Works for Iowa"
VARIOUS PEOPLE: "He's not Washington, he's pure Iowa. Chuck Grassley. He jogs at 5:15 AM. Grassley is a farmer, worked an assembly line and was a union member. He understands us, urban and rural. Voted hardest working senator by Democrats and Republicans alike. Longest voting record of any senator, 6,000 straight. Work horse, not a show horse. Can't wait to see what he does next." GRASSLEY: "It's an honor to be your senator. I owe you hard work. When the Senate's not in session, I'm in Iowa, having meetings in all 99 counties, every year, not just election years. Then, when that work is done, I come home to my farm. I'm listening, I'm working to make your life better." ANNCR: "Grassley works for us." GRASSLEY: "I'm Chuck Grassley and I approved this message"
IA SEN, Grassley, "Grassley Works for Us"
BARBARA GRASSLEY: "Chuck Grassley has always known hard work. As a family farmer, on an assembly line and in the Senate. He has the longest consecutive voting record of any senator, 6,000 straight. Democrats and Republicans name him the hardest working member of Congress. And he's not done yet. I know -- he's my husband." ANNCR: "Grassley works." B. GRASSLEY: "For Iowa." C. GRASSLEY: "I'm Chuck Grassley and I approved this message"
KY SEN, Paul, "Gift of Sight"
ANNCR: "When Medicare closed its doors to patients needing care, Rand Paul opened his. Rand founded the Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic to provide for those in need. Awarded for his service, Rand always puts patients first. That's why he opposes the Obama-Pelosi health care scheme, which puts Washington bureaucrats in charge, destroying the doctor-patient relationship. Preserving sight. Caring for Kentucky. Dr. Rand Paul." PAUL: "I'm Rand Paul. I'm a physician, not a career politician, and I approve this message"
NH SEN, Binnie, "Independent"
BINNIE: "I'm Bill Binnie and I approve this message. I'm a conservative, commonsense businessman. A pro-choice Republican. That's who I am. I entered this race to fix our economy. My Republican party is fiscally conservative, strong on national defense and committed to protecting individual rights and privacy. Republicans and every independent can vote in the September 14th Republican primary. I ask for your vote. Thank you"
WA SEN, Murray, "Repeal"
MURRAY: "I'm Patty Murray. I sponsored this ad." ANNCR: "The big banks and Wall Street didn't want financial reform. They don't want to be held accountable. They want someone who will repeal the tough new regulations." REPORTER: "So yes, that's a repeal?" ROSSI: "I think we should." ANNCR: "Repeal Wall Street reform?" ROSSI: "I think we should." ANNCR: "Dino chose his Wall Street contributors over protecting our savings. Rossi took the big banks' money then turned his back on taxpayers. Dino Rossi is not on our side"
WA SEN, Rossi, "Yesterday"
ROSSI: "Our economic problems didn't start yesterday. They've been building for years. Some wanted to ignore them, but I told you the truth. Government spending and debt are out of control, destroying jobs and threatening our future. We need to meet these challenges head on. By controlling spending, reducing the debt, ending bailouts and earmarks. I'm Dino Rossi, and I approved this message. Our economic problems didn't start yesterday, but we need to start fixing them today"
WI SEN, Feingold, "Earned It"
ANNCR: "Russ Feingold's work to provide our soldiers with the support and health care they deserve has earned him the approval of Wisconsin veterans. Russ's fight to protect local jobs from being shipped overseas and create jobs here has earned him the respect of Wisconsin families and small businesses. And his stand against wasteful spending and automatic pay raises for members of Congress has earned him a lot of lonely lunches in Washington." FEINGOLD: "I'm U.S. Senator Russ Feingold and I approved this message"
WI SEN, Johnson, "18 Years"
JOHNSON: "I'm Ron Johnson and I approved this message." VARIOUS PEOPLE: "We pay the taxes and people in Washington don't seem to understand that. We can only take so much. Russ Feingold is a career politician, has not worked anywhere outside of politics. Russ Feingold has never created a job, Russ Feingold has never met a payroll. Russ Feingold normally and almost always votes on party lines. He's right in the Reid-Pelosi-Obama camp. Russ Feingold's a career politician -- in there for 18 years. Russ Fengold can't blame anybody else -- he's the problem"
FL GOV, "Difference"
SINK: "Unfortunately, Rick Scott seems to think running for governor is all about President Obama. That's a big difference between us. I'm Alex Sink. While Rick Scott's focused on Obama, I'm focused on creating jobs and giving tax relief to Florida's small businesses. Rick Scott just talks about Obama, while I have a plan to make Florida's schools stronger. He can just keep attacking Obama, but you and I know we need a Governor who attacks Florida's challenges."
NY GOV, pro-Lazio, "CPNYNED"
ANNCR: "The Conservative party agrees with Rick Lazio and other fiscally conservative New Yorkers who want Albany to cut taxes and stop wasteful spending. government liberals can't help themselves. Unemployment is at record highs while taxes and spending keep rising. the Conservative party agrees with Rick Lazio. They must be stopped"
TX GOV, anti-Perry, (Back to Basics PAC), "Four More Years"
MAN: "(Gov.) Rick Perry (R) just raised our insurance bill again." ANNCR: "Under Rick Perry, Texas insurance companies have made over 14 billion in gross profits. Big insurance illegally put hundreds of thousands into Texas elections for Perry's buddies. Then Perry pushed for a law that lets insurance companies raise homeowners rates without having to justify the increase. Now Texas insurance rates are 75% higher than other states." WOMAN: "Thanks, Rick." MAN: "Imagine what he could do in four more years"
HI GOV, Abercrombie, "Your Consideration"
ABERCROMBIE: "For me, this campaign has been a conversation, you and I, and I've heard what you've said. You don't want the same old politics, you want real change. So we published a comprehensive plan to invest in education, rebuild our economy and sustain our Hawaii for future generations. Above all -- restore public confidence. So I ask for your consideration as your next governor. Casting your vote is an act of faith and trust that I will honor and respect"
HI GOV, Hannemann, "Putting Our People Back To Work"
HANNEMANN: "That's what I want to do, I want to put people back to work and I have a plan. If you really want to understand Hawaii's economic challenges, this is how you do it. Talking and listening with real people who simply want to work. This is the human side of our struggling economy. Everyday folks who want nothing more than to earn a decent living so that they can support their families. As governor, I won't rest until we strengthen our economy and put all of our people back to work"
trust that I will honor and respect"
HI GOV, Hannemann, "Education"
HANNEMANN: "Our most important commitment to Hawaii's future is providing our children with a sound education. Furlough Fridays were a disaster for our young people. We've got to help them make up that lost ground, and we can never let such a thing happen again. That's going to take fiscal responsibility, sound management and a stronger economy and bringing everyone to the table, state and counties, families and business. Working together for our children, we can get the job done
ID GOV, Otter, "Tackles The Issues Head-on!"
ANNCR: "Hard times means everyone cuts back, even state government." OTTER: "You, your friends and neighbors had to tighten your belts and while not everyone was happy with the cuts we made, I made sure that the state government tightened theirs. Today Idaho leads the nation in reducing the size of government and we're not in debt. Now despite the worst recession that we've seen in 70 years, Idaho is moving in the right direction, and I'll keep it that way." ANNCR: "Butch Otter. Our future. Our governor"
ME GOV, anti-LePage (DGA), "LePage and Energy"
ANNCR: "Here in Maine, this is what's key to our economy, our jobs, our quality of life. How about adding a nuclear power plant to that picture? Paul LePage says we should. Offshore drilling along our coast -- LePage says he strongly supports it, even before cleaner alternatives like wind power, and he'd make the state department of environmental protection friendlier to the developers and polluters. Staying green is not rational, he said. Tell Paul LePage his pro-nuke, pro-drilling policies are wrong for Maine"
OH GOV, Kasich, "Stronger Ohio"
KASICH: "When I was in business, ParkOhio wanted to strengthen itself financially and I was able to be involved with a team of people who were able to accomplish just that. And as a result, they were able to keep people working. That's what it's all about. If you can help people get a job and keep a job, you make their families stronger, you make the community stronger, you make your state stronger. I'll surround myself with a team of people who wake up every day focused on what we need to do to make Ohio business friendly again"
RI GOV, Chafee, "Trust Chafee"
CHAFEE: "We have to change. We have to grow our economy by working hard at balancing our budget and taking advantage of our assets. And the goal is high paying good jobs and economic growth that can keep down our property taxes. There's no doubt that there's a connection between the cronyism and the corruption in Rhode Island and our inability to grow our economy. I want our young people to have the opportunity to stay here, in the state they love and that's why I'm running"
RI GOV, John Robitaille
ANNCR: "Democrats in the legislature and career politicians gave us record unemployment, crippling taxes and uncontrolled spending. Rhode Island needs a strong leader, a new direction -- John Robitaille for governor. A former Army paratrooper and successful small businessman, John will shake up the status quo. He will cut property taxes, work to create jobs and get our fiscal house in order, Career politicians created the mess, they cant fix it. John Robitaille -- tough new leadership to get Rhode Island back on track"
RI GOV, Moffitt, "Jobs"
ANNCR: "Victor Moffitt, a man with a vision and a solid plan to fix Rhode Island now and create jobs. Has a vision to build a non-profit oceans aquarium science and research center. To expand the small business loan fund to make it easier for small businesses to grow. To reduce sales tax, to create new retail jobs. Elect Moffitt, you will profit. Together we will make Rhode Island a state we're proud to call home. Victor Moffit for governor"
TN GOV, Haslam, "No Income Tax = More Jobs"
HASLAM: "Does not having a state income tax mean more jobs? Absolutely. I'm a businessman and a mayor. I know what competition is like with other states for jobs. One of Tennessee's greatest assets is that we don't have an income tax. I'll veto any attempt to have one. No income tax, more jobs for Tennessee. That's what matters now"
UT GOV, Corroon, "CHEAP"
ANNCR: "Peter Corroon has earned a reputation for being tight with a dollar." COWBOY: "He's che... he's thrifty." WOMAN: "He's really ch... tight-fisted." ANNCR: "As Salt Lake County mayor, he slashed county government by almost 20 percent last year while protecting essential services. He vetoed a tax increase passed by his own party, and said no to tax dollars going to the soccer stadium." WOMAN 2: "He's really che... thrifty." MAN: "Frugal." ANNCR: "He even wears his brother's hand-me-downs." BROTHER: "He's wearing my shoes." ANNCR: "Peter Corroon as governor. He'll be (birds chirping, sounds like 'cheap')"
VT GOV, anti-Dubie (Green Mountain Future) "Yankee"
REPORTER: "Vermont Yankee plant officials say they found and fixed a leak of radioactive material there." ANNCR: "Too many dangerous things. An independent investigation finds the plant's owners can't operate it reliably. The state legislature votes overwhelmingly against relicensing. Brian Dubie says he would have voted for. Brian Dubie wants Vermont Yankee open another 20 years. The Times-Argus says he is looking beyond the warning signs to an unjustified rosy scenario. Want Vermont Yankee open another 20 years? Tell Brian Dubie no"
Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello's latest ad tries to hit his Republican opponent on ties to lobbyists; Delaware Rep. Mike Castle lumps all of his Senate primary challenger Christine O'Donnell's flaws into one 30-second spot; South Carolina Republican gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley releases her first general election ad; and in Wisconsin, Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann responds to an attack ad by primary opponent Scott Walker tying Neumann to Nancy Pelosi.
VA-5, Perriello, "Lobbyists' Best Friend" 9/7 LOBBYIST: Us lobbyists? Big supporters of Senator Hurt. His ten years in office, he's learned the game. You write him a check, he does what we say. Senator Hurt has helped us raise your electric rates again and again. Every time you turn on the lights, more money in our pockets. More money in his. But this Perriello guy? Doesn't take lobbyist dollars. And he keeps voting for the people instead of the powerful. PERRIELLO: Lobbyists don't need another friend in Washington. I'm Tom Perriello. And I support this message because no one will fight harder for you.
AR SEN, Lincoln, "Congressman Boozman's Big Idea" 9/3 LINCOLN: "I'm Blanche Lincoln and I approve this message." ANNCR: "A 23 percent national sales tax. It's Congressman's Boozman's big idea. During his nine years in Congress, he sponsored not one but two bills replacing the income tax with a 23 percent national sales tax on everything you buy: food, cars, houses, farms, student loans. A lot more taxes on the middle class, a lot less on the wealthy. John Boozman. Bad for Arkansas's economy"
DE SEN, Castle, "Snapshot" 9/7 ANNCR: Do you recognize this Delaware politician? Here's some hints. According to the News-Journal, she didn't pay thousands in income taxes. Had to be sued by a university for thousands of unpaid debts. Defaulted on her mortgage. She ran up a huge campaign debt, and left vendors and staff unpaid while using campaign funds to pay her own rent and personal expenses. Say hello to Christine O'Donnell.
MO SEN, Blunt, "Small Business Success" 9/6 BLUNT: "Laurie's grandfather started to work in cleaners in 1918. Right now she'd like to hire two more workers. But the uncertain costs of government-run health care and job-killing ideas, like a new energy tax, are destroying job growth. (Sec/State) Robin Carnahan (D) supports the Obama agenda. I don't. My jobs plan's based on lower taxes, less red tape, more American energy, and encouraging small business to do what they do best: create jobs. Read my plan at Royblunt.com. I'm Roy Blunt, and I approve this message"
NH SEN, Binnie, "Fact" 9/2 BINNIE: "I'm Bill Binnie. This is where I stand and what I've done. Fact -- I've created businesses and employed thousands. Fact -- I have never moved American jobs out of our country. Fact -- I will secure borders, say no to amnesty and make English our national language. Fact -- I will defend our second amendment rights. Fact -- I will vote for and support conservative judges. Fact -- I will focus on fixing our economy. I'm Bill Binnie, and I approved this message"
NH SEN, Hodes, "Hotdog" 9/7 HODES: "I'm Paul Hodes and I wanted to give you an idea of how they like to spend money in Washington. So we came here to the Winnipesaukee Pier in New Hampshire. This is what I see every day in Congress. It's why I voted against the Wall Street bailouts. I'm working to bring back the Gramm-Rudman spending limits. I refuse to take earmarks and I voted against every single congressional pay raise. I approve this message because you deserve a senator who's a real fiscal conservative -- and who gets rid of the pork"
NV SEN, Reid, "Worse" 9/7 ANNCR: We know what shattered the economy. Wall Street greed and CEOs shipping jobs overseas, the cost of foreign oil and Bush economics. But Sharron Angle's blaming Harry Reid. Come on. Sharron Angle's the one who opposed Wall Street reform. Wants to protect tax breaks for companies that shipped jobs overseas. And says it's not her job to create jobs. ANGLE: I'm not in the business of creating jobs. ANNCR: That's Sharron Angle. Extreme ideas. That will make things worse.
PA SEN, Toomey, "Bailout" 9/7 TOOMEY: "I'm Pat Toomey and I approve this message. I worked on Wall Street just out of college and left twenty years ago. That was before my brothers and I started a small business in Allentown. Way back then, I learned that Wall Street's the last place that should ever get a taxpayer bailout." ANNCR: "Congressman Joe Sestak voted for the Wall Street bailout. Then, Sestak took thousands of dollars from the same Wall Street banks he bailed out. Joe Sestak - too liberal with our money."
PA SEN, Toomey, "Focus" 9/7 TOOMEY: "Just a few months ago, Kris and I had our third child. There's really nothing like the wonder of a new baby to focus your attention on the future. I'll always be optimistic about America, but I worry about the direction we're heading -- too much debt, not enough jobs, and the Washington politicians are making it worse. I'm Pat Toomey. I approve this message because I know we can do better, and I have a pretty good reason for wanting to."
CA GOV, Brown," JB401" 9/2 ANNCR: "As governor he cut waste, got rid of the mansion and the limo. Budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. World-class schools and universities. Clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. California was working." BROWN: "I'm Jerry Brown. California needs major changes. We have to live within our means. We have to return power and decision-making to the local level, closer to the people. And no new taxes without voter approval." ANNCR: "Jerry Brown. The knowledge and know-how to get California working again"
FL GOV, pro-Scott (FL GOP/RGA), "Whatever it Takes" 9/3 ANNCR: "Attention Florida voters: here are your official orders from Washington." OBAMA CLIP: "I need to raise money, I need you to walk and knock on doors. Whatever it takes to make sure that Alex Sink is the next governor of Florida." ANNCR: "Maybe that's because Sink supported Obama's government takeover of healthcare, or because Sink supported Obama's trillion-dollar stimulus bill, the one that gave us big debts and no jobs. What will Obama do to make sure liberal Alex Sink is the next governor of Florida?" OBAMA CLIP: "Whatever it takes."
GA GOV, Barnes, "Investigation" 9/6 ANNCR: "A group of Republicans and Democrats finally found something to agree on: an investigation of Congressman Deal. He resigned to stop the investigation, but it continues. Congressman Deal. Will he spend more time in court than an office?"
ID GOV, Allred, "Keith's Values' 9/6 ANNCR: "A fifth-generation Idahoan. At 16, the lone hand on his grandpa's cattle ranch. A family man. A sportsman. A concerned citizen. Not a politician. Keith Allred." ALLRED: "I'm Keith Allred. I founded a nonpartisan citizen's group. We cut property taxes for Idaho homeowners and stopped Butch Otter's gas tax and registration fee hikes. I'll be a governor of, by and for the people. Not of, by and for special interests." ANNCR: "Keith Allred"
IA GOV, Branstad, "Big Bad Debt" 9/6 CHORUS: "Big Debt Mmmmmm mmmmm." ANNCR: "In Iowa, we call our Governor Chet, said he give us jobs but what we got was big debt." CHORUS: "Big Debt -- big bad debt." ANNCR: "His I jobs plan's more than a billion in cost, while thousands of Iowans have jobs that are lost. And Ole' Chet's spent a couple billion more'n he's taken in, pushin' property taxes so high it's a sin." CHORUS: "Big debt." ANNCR: "That's all we get from old Governor Chet." CHORUS: "Big bad debt"
MD GOV, Ehrlich, "Let's Get to Work" 9/3 EHRLICH: "I'm Bob Ehrlich. I'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. Today, Maryland is in trouble. We're worse off than we were four years ago. Dangerous Debt, Higher Taxes, Not enough jobs. We need real leadership to turn this state around." MOTHER: "Fix the budget, honestly." BUSINESS OWNER: "Grow small businesses, really." STUDENT: "Excellent schools, everywhere." FISHERMAN: "Protect the bay, finally." EHRLICH: "It's why I'm running. To make the state we love, not just good, but great. Now let's get down to work"
MD GOV, Murphy, "Refuse to Settle" 9/3 MURPHY: "I'm Brian Murphy, Republican candidate for governor of Maryland. I'm running to fix the budget -- for them, and for you. America is made up of families setting out, chasing their dreams, opening small businesses -- and as a small businessman, I know how difficult it is to be an entrepreneuer in Maryland. In the last eight years, the entreprenurial spirit has been choked in Maryland. Our last two governors forgot their role and put us where we are. We can do better. We need a governor who understands that small business is the heart and soul of Maryland. So vote Brian Murphy September 14th. Thank you and God bless you"
MN GOV, Horner,"Picture" 9/3 HORNER: "The Republican candidate for governor only looks too far to the right, so he only sees part of the picture. And the Democratic candidate is only looking too far left. Most of us would agree that we need a governor who sees the whole picture. I'm Tom Horner. I'll use common-sense solutions to get Minnesota back to work"
MN GOV, anti-Dayton (MN Forward), "Don't Let Mark Dayton Knock Us Down" 9/6 ANNCR: "Feel surprised? A bit frustrated? Scared? That's how Minnesotans feel when they hear Mark Dayton's bad ideas. Dayton will raise taxes by $5 billion. Higher income taxes. Higher property taxes. He even supported a tax on email. Dayton wants more government spending and thinks ideas to reduce wasteful spending are idiotic. Dayton's plans will hurt Minnesota's economy. We can't afford to let Mark Dayton knock us down"
RI GOV, Caprio, "Lincoln Chafee Doesn't Get It" 9/7 ANNCR: "We're hurting -- struggling to pay the mortgage and pay the bills. But Lincoln Chafee doesn't seem to notice. Chafee's tax plan hits those who can least afford it the hardest, squeezing seniors and the middle class with a new tax on groceries, a tax on clothes for your kids, prescription drugs, even gas at the pump. He may not feel it, but we sure do. Lincoln Chafee just doesn't get it"
SC GOV, Haley, "Movement" 9/7 ANNCR: All across South Carolina, there's a movement taking hold. ASSORTED SUPPORTERS: It's a movement to take back our government. To include people who have been left out. To make Columbia accountable for how it spends our money. To stop talking about creating jobs and to start doing it. HALEY: To give us honest conservative government we can be proud of. ANNCR: Nikki Haley for governor. Join the movement.
WI GOV, Walker, "Congressman Neumann" 9/7 ANNCR: Mark Neumann says he's against government spending. But in 1998, Congressman Neumann voted for one of the largest transportation bills in history. A bill that contained 9 billion dollars in pork barrel spending, including funding for the infamous Bridge to Nowhere, and a highway in Canada. You know who else voted for that 9 billion dollars in pork barrel spending? Mmmhmm. Nancy Pelosi. NEUMANN: Hi folks. ANNCR: Take a closer look at Mark Neumann. Remind you of anyone?
WI GOV, Neumann, "Honored" 9/7 NEUMANN: Hi folks, I'm Mark Neumann. Scott Walker claims I'm Nancy Pelosi? He must be kidding. In Congress back in the '90's I fought to cut spending so hard the leaders of my own party kicked me off the appropriations committee. Negative attacks are for career politicians. Scott Walker, 16 year career in politics from Milwaukee. I've spent 26 years building a business. Instead of negative attacks, I'll focus on our conservative plan to cut spending and cut taxes. I'd be honored to have your support.
In South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's district, Democratic opponent Rob Miller accuses him of outsourcing jobs to Central America. And in an example of how European politics are affected by immigration issues, the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats release a controversial spot in which an elderly woman vies for government funds against Muslim women in burqas. A Swedish TV station is refusing to air the ad in advance of the country's Sept. 19th elections, prompting politicians in neighboring Denmark, a nation familiar with immigration controversies, to accuse the station of censorship.
SC-2, Miller, "Went" 9/2 WOMAN: Our jobs went to Central America. MAN 1: Places like Honduras, and Guatemala. MAN 2: Some guy in El Salvador has my job. MILLER: Instead of protecting South Carolina jobs and our workers, Joe Wilson voted for CAFTA, an unfair trade deal that sent thousands of South Carolina jobs overseas. MAN 2: Congressman Wilson. When you put helping Central America MAN 1: over helping South Carolina WOMAN: You lost touch with people here. MAN 2: Congressman Wilson. MAN 1: You oughta be ashamed of yourself. MILLER: I'm Rob Miller and I approve this message because I'll never outsource South Carolina jobs.
Sweden Democrats, "Swedish" 8/27 TEXT ON SCREEN: State Budget ANNCR: Politics is all about priorities. What is your choice? The 19th of September you can choose if you want to save money from the pensions or immigration budgets, the choice is yours. Vote Sweden Democrats.
CA SEN, Boxer, "Contra Nostros" (Against Us) 8/31 TRANSLATION: Carly Fiorina laid off 30,000 workers when she was the CEO of HP. Families who watched as Fiorina exported American jobs to China. And then she tripled her salary making millions. Right now, Carly Fiorina is against education funding that will stop teacher layoffs. Fiorina is against education funding that will stop teacher layoffs. And against comprehensive immigration reform. Carly Fiorina is not for us. She’s out for herself.
MD SEN, Wargotz, "Political Insidersaurus" 9/1 ANNCR: "This is a brontosaurus. This is a political insidersaurus Barbara Mikulski. Inhabiting Washington for many years. Famous for spending, raising taxes, roaming Washington with insidersauruses like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi. This is Eric Wargotz. Physician. Family man. A citizen just like you. Eric Wargotz is taking on political insidersauruses who have inhabited DC for too long. His mission? To make political insidersauruses extinct." WARGOTZ: "I'm Eric Wargotz and I approve this message"
FL GOV, Sink, "Happen" 8/31 SINK: "The oil spill has been devastating to Florida's environment and economy. I'm Alex Sink. And while we're fighting to repair the damage and hold BP accountable, we also need to diversify our economy starting right now. That's why I have a detailed plan to develop new industries and attract new businesses to Florida -- like renewable energy, health care and biotech companies. We need a more stable economy for Florida's future. And as your governor, I've got a plan to make it happen"
MA GOV, Baker, "Turnaround' 9/3 WOMAN #1: "Have you had enough?" MAN #1: "Enough spending and enough taxes." WOMAN: "Enough insider deals." MAN #2: "Those guys on Beacon Hill." WOMAN #2: "(Gov.) Deval Patrick (D) and (Treas.) Tim Cahill (I)." WOMAN #1: "They just don't get it." MAN #3: "They raised taxes eight times." MAN #4: "Eight times." MAN #5: "They never cut a thing." WOMAN #3: "And pat themselves on the back." MAN #4: "And everything's going up to New Hampshire." WOMAN #2: "Last time I voted for Patrick and Cahill." MAN #6: "They didn't get it done." WOMAN #3: "We need a change." WOMAN #1: "We need Charlie Baker." WOMAN #2: "Charlie will say no to things we can't afford." MAN # 4: "He will turn this state around." BAKER: "So if you've had enough, join us." WOMAN #2: "We can do better"
MA GOV, Cahill, "Daughters" 9/3 DEVIN CAHILL: "My dad Tim Cahill taught us to do right." MAKENA CAHILL: "Don't be wasteful and watch your money." NICOLE CAHILL: "Just because everyone's doing something, doesn't make it right." M. CAHILL: "Leave a party if people behave badly." D. CAHILL: "Oh yeah." KENDRA CAHILL: "If you want new results." D. CAHILL: Go in a new direction." K. CAHILL: "Be independent." T. CAHILL: "Wow, sounds like they were listening after all"
MA GOV, Cahill, "It's Time" 9/3 CAHILL: "Governor Patrick passed a tax increase without looking for cuts, so I left the Democratic Party. Baker and the Republicans, they ran the Big Dig. That's not an option. So I registered Independent because only a different direction can bring different results. And it's time"
WI GOV, Walker, "Make it Right" 9/2 WALKER: "When I became the county executive, I didn't go to work for the government. I went to work for the taxpayers. We had a pension scandal. Politicians were helping themselves to millions instead of helping us. I ran to make it right. We took back our government, turned deficits into a surplus, held the line on taxes and made government smaller -- things Gov. Doyle didn't do and Tom Barrett will not do. I believe in Wisconsin. Together, we will put government back on our side"
The Tea Party Express' political action committee, Our Country Deserves Better, puts out an ad in support of Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, who is challenging Rep. Mike Castle in the primary; Crossroads GPS has new ads up in Missouri and Nevada; and Patty Murray touts a project brought to the state thanks to her position in the Senate.
DE SEN, pro-O'Donnell (Our Country Deserves Better PAC) "Common Sense Conservative" 9/2 ANNCR: In 2008, the American Conservative Union ranked Mike Castle one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress, giving him a score of just 28 out of 100. Delaware Republicans deserve better. That's why the Tea Party Express and Mark Levin support common sense conservative Christine O'Donnell for U.S. Senate. O'Donnell opposed the bailouts and Obama's massive deficit spending. And she strongly supports repealing Obama's health care scheme.
MO SEN, anti-Carnahan (Crossroads GPS) "Missouri 'Baby'" 8/31 ANNCR: "She begins her life in the care of others. But what kind of care will be there in her future? Missourians want to make their own health care decisions. But Robin Carnahan disagrees. She supports the Obamacare law. That could raise our health insurance premiums... and cuts billions from Medicare. Now our lieutenant governor is suing, so her health care will be there. Tell Robin Carnahan, start fighting for Missouri. Fight against Obamacare. Crossroads GPS is responsible for the content of this advertising"
NV SEN, anti-Reid (Crossroads GPS) 8/31 ANNCR: "With spending already out of control, Harry Reid spearheaded the stimulus spending bill. Harry's stimulus sent nearly $2 million to California. To collect ants -- in Africa. $25 million for new chairlifts and snowmaking in Vermont. Almost $300,000 to Texas to study weather -- on Venus. Meanwhile back in Nevada, we still have the highest unemployment, and record foreclosures. Really Harry. How about some help for Nevada? Crossroads GPS is responsible for the content of this advertising"
NH SEN, Ayotte, "Liberal" 8/31 ANNCR: "Bill Binnie's false attacks. Newspapers call Binnie a quote, attack dog and a bully with a big bag of money. Binnie attacks to hide liberal positions like on Arizona's tough immigration law." BINNIE: "I'm not going to pander to you, I don't believe in the Arizona law." ANNCR: "Amnesty, bailouts, European style taxes. Liberal Bill Binnie. Kelly Ayotte is a strong conservative who supports the Arizona law and will cut spending." AYOTTE: "I'm Kelly Ayotte and I approved this message"
NH SEN, Binnie, "Why I'm Running" 8/30 BINNIE: "Last summer my company ran a help wanted ad. We received over 350 applications for one job. That drove home the problem. We all know someone who's lost a job or is simply struggling to hold on, like my family did when I was growing up. I'm running for the United States Senate because political insiders can't fix our economy but as a successful businessman, I can. I'm Bill Binnie, and I approved this message"
WA SEN, Murray, "Wenatchee" 9/2 DENNIS JOHNSON, MAYOR OF WENATCHEE: This hospital serves an area about the size of the state of Maryland. DAVID WEBER, CEO, CHMN OF THE BOARD: We were in real jepoardy of losing this hospital. JEANETTE WOOD, MANAGER EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPT: But Senator Murray came through for us. WEBER: She cut through the federal red tape and got the support to pass a law that saved the hospital. JOHNSON: Patty saved fifteen hundred local jobs. WOOD: Today, we have the top-rated hospital in the state, a state of the art hospital right here in Wenatchee. WEBER: Thanks to Senator Murray. MURRAY: I'm Patty Murray and I approve this message because I want to continue helping people and solving problems.
HI GOV, pro-Aiona (RGA) "Energy" 8/1 ANNCR: "A truly clean environment requires clean energy. Hawaii is the most oil dependent state but Duke Aiona's ideas will allow 70 percent of Hawaii's energy to come from clean and renewable sources by 2030." AIONA: "Clean energy is not an option, it's a necessity." ANNCR: "Duke's plan keeps five billion dollars in our local economy and creates jobs. Rise and shine, Hawaii"
MA GOV, Cahill, "Tim for Governor" 8/25 K. CAHILL (in treas. campaign ad): "Vote Tim for Treasurer." CAHILL: "And since then, Kendra has grown up. And I made a difference as treasure." ANNCR: "Tim Cahill runs the lottery with no scandals and record returns. He created a school construction program that cut building costs with audits and accountability. And now, Tim has a jobs plan to finally fix our state's economy." CAHILL: "I'm proud to have saved this state money. And I'll do the same as governor." KENDRA: "Vote Tim for governor"
MA GOV, Baker, "We Can Do Better" 8/24 BAKER: "I love the state of Massachusetts and I think it's time for us to turn things around here. I spent the last 30 years of my life fixing things that are broken, holding people accountable and getting stuff done. Right now, under this administration, state government is not working. Balancing the budget, cutting taxes, and focusing on getting people back to work. That's what this race has to be about and that's what it will be about"
MA GOV, anti-Baker (MA Dems) "Charlie Baker -- Had Enough of Big Insurance?" 8/26 TEXT: "Charlie Baker, Corporate Executive 2009. Charlie Baker, former CEO: Harvard Pilgrim Health. As a health insurance CEO, Charlie Baker's salary tripled from $500,000 to $1.7 million. At the same time, Baker's company raised rates by 150%. When the company got in financial trouble, it got a government bailout. HAD ENOUGH OF BIG INSURANCE? WE CAN'T AFFORD CHARLIE BAKER"
OR GOV, Kitzhaber, "Hire" 9/1 ANNCR: "OK, the job is governor and you're hiring. You can hire Chris Dudley who has never managed anything, never tried to create jobs to help Oregon's families, and never shown much interest in Oregon...Because Dudley lived in Washington to avoid paying taxes that support our schools and health care. Or you can hire John Kitzhaber, who spent his life working for Oregon -- creating over a hundred thousand jobs and giving healthcare to tens of thousands of children. It's your hire, but if we want to create jobs and create change -- vote for someone who already has. John Kitzhaber"
Harry Reid and Joe Sestak both have ads out using their opponents' own words against them; Crossroads GPS has a new ad tying Jack Conway to President Obama's health care plan; and in Texas, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White says Gov. Rick Perry is partying with too many lobbyists. KY SEN, anti-Conway (Crossroads GPS) "Bad Sign" 8/30 ANNCR: Obamacare is the wrong way for Kentucky. And Jack Conway is going the wrong way too. Obama care means $525 billion in job-killing taxes. It means higher insurance premiums. 500 billion dollars cut from Medicare. Reduced benefits for 113,000 Kentucky seniors. And intrusive big government mandates. It's the wrong way, Conway.
MO SEN, Carnahan, "Mug" 8/30 CARNAHAN: "I'm Robin Carnahan. And I approve this message." ANNCR: "Congressman Roy Blunt (R-07). He got caught trying to insert a secret deal for tobacco giant Phillip Morris into a bill just days after company executives gave him over $30,000. He voted to weaken the rules on lobbyist gifts. Rode corporate jets provided by a defense contractor convicted of bribery. And he's taken more money from lobbyists than any member of Congress. Roy Blunt. He's the very worst of Washington"
NV SEN, Reid, "Spoiled" 8/30 VEGAS RESIDENT DEBRA HARDING: "I got up every day looking for a job. The unemployment benefits helped me get through." ANNCR: "(ex-Assemb.) Sharron Angle (R) opposes extending unemployment benefits." ANGLE: "No, I wouldn't have voted for unemployment extensions." ANNCR: "She says laid off workers are spoiled." ANGLE: "We really have spoiled our citizenry. ... "They want to be dependent on the government." HARDING: "I'm not spoiled, and I don't want to be dependent on anybody. If Sharron Angle doesn't get that, she should be out of work, not people like me." REID: "I'm Harry Reid, and I approve this message"
NH SEN, anti-Hodes, (Chamber of Commerce) 8/31 ANNCR: "Live free or die, the motto New Hampshire proudly lives by. Paul Hodes' motto? Tax, borrow or spend, with your money. Hodes voted for a government takeover of health care, Hodes voted for a job killing energy tax. Hodes' out of control spending helped push America's debt to 13 trillion dollars. Call Paul Hodes and tell him more taxing, borrowing and spending is the problem, not the solution. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the content of this advertising" PA SEN, Sestak, "Zero" 8/30 SESTAK: "I'm Joe Sestak and I authorize this message." ANNCR: "Do you think corporations pay their fair share? Pat Toomey thinks corporations shouldn't pay any taxes." TOOMEY: "Let's not tax corporations. I think the solution is to eliminate corporate taxes altogether." ANNCR: "The middle class is struggling. But Toomey thinks it's Oil Companies and Wall Street banks who should pay no taxes - Zero. No wonder Toomey's been called Wall Street's Congressman." TOOMEY: "The solution is to eliminate corporate taxes altogether." ANNCR: "Pat Toomey -- He's for them. Not for us"
WI SEN, Feingold, "Looks Out for Us" 8/30 IRIS: "When the economy collapsed, Senator Feingold helped pass tax cuts." LINDA: "For 95% of Wisconsin families." JOHN: "Russ also fought for tax credits for small businesses." DAN: "And relief from rising health care costs." ANNE: "But Ron Johnson opposed every one of those tax breaks." LAVONNE: "Johnson thinks that the wealthiest Americans, millionaires like him, ought to have their taxes lowered." MECHELLE: "We can't afford that kind of thinking again." JOHN: "We need someone like Russ, who looks out for us." FEINGOLD: "I'm Russ Feingold and I approve this message because you deserve a senator who's on your side"
TX GOV, White, "Rick Perry's Lobbyist Ball" 8/30 WHITE: "You want to know who pulls the strings in (Gov.) Rick Perry's (R) Texas? Check out the big fundraiser on Thursday in Austin at the fanciest hotel in town. They're 30 hosts, 29 of the 30 are registered lobbyists. Many used to work on Perry's staff. If you want state government to work for you, for all the people, people of both political parties, join our campaign. Help us move Texas forward. I'm in it for Texas"
GA GOV, anti-Barnes (RGA) "Iron Fist" 8/30 ANNCR: "One man ruled with an iron fist, giving us laws and politics we did not want and did not support. When challenged, he was thin-skinned and arrogant, putting the blame on others. Think we're talking about Barack Obama? We're not. We're talking about former Governor Roy Barnes. Roy Barnes ruled Georgia for four years and the results were disastrous. Can Georgia really afford more of the same?"
DC, anti-Washington Teachers' Union/Michelle Rhee Center for Union Facts, "Thanks Teachers Union" 8/27 ANNCR: What do you love about the DC Teachers' Union? WOMAN: I think it's great that they put politics above my child's education. BOY: It's cool how the union makes it almost impossible for schools to fire bad teachers. TEACHER: It's impressive how my dues money supports politicians I don't even like. ANNCR: DC Teachers' Union has failed our kids. Played politics. And now is threatening to file a lawsuit to block recent progress. Find out more at TeachersUnionExposed.com/DC. TEACHER: Thanks, Teachers' Unions.
In Kentucky, Jack Conway's Senate campaign is out with its first (expletive-free) ad; Missouri Rep. Roy Blunt is hit with yet another ad highlighting his vote in favor of the bailout; and in Georgia's gubernatorial race, former governor Roy Barnes calls for a fresh start, neglecting to mention that he's a former governor. KY SEN, Conway, "Darn Good" 8/29 COP #1: "Jack Conway is the chief law enforcement officer in Kentucky and a darn good one." COP #2: "He's been very tough on crime." COP #3: "Jack was part of the biggest drug bust in Kentucky history. COP #2: "Very instrumental in protecting the children of Kentucky." COP #4: "Jack Conway's locked up people who abused the elderly." COP #2: "He's got an A rating with the NRA." COP #5: "We need a senator who will treat criminals like criminals." COP #1: "We're backing Jack Conway." COP #5: "Kentucky sheriffs and police are endorsing Jack Conway." COP #1: "Jack Conway is the man for the job for Senate." CONWAY: "I'm Jack Conway, and I'm proud to approve this message"
MO SEN, anti-Blunt (DSCC), "Bailout" 8/28 ANNCR: "Roy Blunt's Washington. A culture of corruption and special intersts. Where Missouri gets left behind. And when our economy collapsed, Washington is where Roy Blunt took the lead. And voted for the $700 billion Wall Street bailout. Roy Blunt has taken over $1.6 million in contributions from Wall Street. And Washington is where Roy Blunt was named one of Congress' most corrupt politicians. Roy Blunt. He isn't just in Washington. He is Washington. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising"
NV SEN, anti-Reid (Family Research Council Action PAC) "A New Battle: Stop Harry Reid" 8/26 ANNCR: "They fought in trenches. Stormed beaches. Cut through sweltering jungles. Marched over burning deserts. Our military has protected our soil, seas and skies. But today they're drawn into a new battle. Harry Reid and homosexual activists are attempting to advance their political agenda. By overturning Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Our military is for protection, not politics. Stop Harry Reid. Family Research Council Action PAC is responsible for the content of this advertising"
NC SEN, Burr, "Main Street" 8/27 ANNCR: "He's down home North Carolina. Home nearly every weekend, listening, working for us. Been named a hero for taxpayers. You see, Richard Burr is willing to cut spending, while others spend more. Believes growing the economy and creating jobs starts with limiting government, supporting hard working people. He's tight with our tax dollars. Heck, that's just common-sense." BURR: "That's the North Carolina way. I'm Richard Burr and I approve this message because together, we can change tomorrow"
GA GOV, Barnes, "Fresh Start" 8/27 ANNCR: "It's time for a fresh start in Georgia. But not with Nathan Deal, whose ethics are under investigation. We can't afford a governor who might spend months in court trying to save himself rather than working every day to save Georgia. Our choice is between the proven experience and competence of Roy Barnes or ethical questions about Nathan Deal. Can we afford to gamble? Nathan Deal. Just more of the same"
GA GOV, Barnes, "Padlock" 8/27 ANNCR: "Congressman Deal is hiding something. We think it's in his income tax records. But they're locked up tight. Congressman Deal. Just more of the same old ethics"
NM GOV, Martinez, "Jet" 8/26 ANNCR: "(LG) Diane Denish (D). Rules for us are below her. Denish told schools to cut energy use 10 percent. But used the state's luxury jet as an air taxi for her family and friends. Wasting $367,000 in tax money. And breaking state regulations 39 times. Claimed state rules don't Richardson and Denish. Schools cut their budgets while Diane Denish wasted tax money flying a luxury jet. Diane Denish. Above the rules. More of the same"
OH GOV, "Nilda," 8/27 NILDA: "My husband worked at Invacare for nearly 22 years and his job was eliminated in 2006. It was devastating; it was completely devastating. John Kasich sat on Invacare's board as a director and signed off jobs being outsourced and sent to China and Mexico. I believe they sent those jobs overseas so they can make more profit. I don't think John Kasich values hard-working people. I don't think we can trust John Kasich as governor"
OH GOV, "Truth," 8/27 ANNCR: "John Kasich's Washington friends don't want you to know the real record on trade. Ted Strickland voted against NAFTA and against the special trade deal for China. John Kasich voted for them and for more than 20 trade deals that hurt Ohio workers. Kasich's trade deals cost Ohio thousands of jobs -- 49,000 jos to Mexico, 91,000 to China. Kasich and Wall Street made millions outsourcing while Ohio lost jobs." KASICH: "I think that free trade is the way to go." ANNCR: "We just can't trust Kasich as governor"