November 27, 2002 |
A federal judge Tuesday dealt a setback to the government's effort to enforce the nation's new campaign finance law, ruling that the law's restrictions on political advertising did not apply to a Hawaii antiabortion group. Without ruling on the broader constitutionality of the law, U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy granted a temporary injunction clearing the way for Hawaii Right to Life to air ads in special congressional elections scheduled for Saturday and Jan. 4.
October 5, 1988 |
Entertainment-starved Israeli television viewers flocked to their sets Tuesday night for a quadrennial treat: the opening of the national election campaign season on the airwaves. Instead of the usual talk shows and dated American mini-series, they watched 45 minutes of a unique televised ritual that is sometimes dramatic, sometimes funny--and occasionally informative.
December 29, 2003 |
At least since Joe McGinnis' classic book "The Selling of the President," about the 1968 presidential campaign, it has been a staple of conventional wisdom that political campaigns and consultants borrow the best techniques of Madison Avenue. But with the rise of paid advertising on the Internet, there has been for some time now a conspicuous gap between the political world and the corporate world. Even though online advertising has become a settled part of the media strategy of mainstream companies and advertising agencies, it has remained a relatively isolated phenomenon in politics.
March 9, 2004 |
The first Republican-linked television ad attacking presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry depicts him as an old-fashioned liberal who, despite his avowed populism, favors expensive haircuts and designer shirts and owns a 42-foot yacht and several lavish residences. The advertisement is airing this week in about a dozen states, according to the head of Citizens United, the conservative group paying for it.
May 25, 1995 |
Seven years ago, Ben Goddard was down and out in Malibu. His Democratic political consulting firm was nearly bankrupt and his candidates unlucky. The high point of 1988 came when he created a gushy five-minute video for losing presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson. Goddard's fortunes were reversed when he made the change from hyping Democratic candidates to promoting issues with big corporate bucks behind them.
October 29, 2008 |
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's half-hour campaign commercial is scheduled to run tonight on all of the major television networks -- except ABC. The senator from Illinois this month arranged to buy tonight's 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. slot on CBS, NBC and Spanish-language network Univision. Fox Broadcasting joined the field after Major League Baseball agreed to delay the start time of tonight's World Series game. Walt Disney Co.-owned ABC, however, initially balked at selling its 8 p.m.
August 17, 2004 |
A television ad that has aired in three key battleground states and a new book have created a political furor over John F. Kerry's Vietnam War record, calling into question his character, credibility and a central tenet of his campaign -- that his combat experience helps qualify him to be president. The ad, the book and the people behind them have become staples of conservative talk shows and Internet sites.
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January 16, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO - State authorities have yet to receive $15 million in penalties they imposed on campaign groups after a headline-making investigation into secret political donations. The money is owed to California's general fund, where it could support government programs. Two Arizona nonprofits paid $1 million in fines for their role in hiding the source of political cash sent to California in 2012. But the two campaign groups that received and spent the money were ordered to pay $15 million and have sent nothing - seven weeks after the Nov. 30 deadline.
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November 21, 1994
One of the ironies of the current political scene has surfaced in recent days. With all the worrisome talk about mean-spirited politics, we have in fact been getting some of the serious discussion we might hope for from an election. But, for better or for worse, that talk has come after the campaign, rather than during it. Partisans in recent days have taken a breather from accusing each other of criminal-coddling and other character flaws.
October 2, 1998 |
The television ad campaign for Proposition 5 on Indian gambling has dominated political advertising in California for months. Here, three experts analyze the video pitches: Don Sipple, GOP media consultant "The pro-5 ads are straightforward--no cosmetics, no razzmatazz. The main spokesman--that tribal chairman--is eloquent and oozes credibility. He looks you straight in the eye and says, 'Let us help ourselves.' Well, that's a pretty accepted concept in America.