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March 25, 2014 |
Democrat Ro Khanna, who is mounting a same-party challenge this year to longtime Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose), has launched his first television ad, the Khanna campaign announced Tuesday. In the ad , Khanna, who formerly worked in the U.S Commerce Department, promised to refuse campaign donations from corporate interests and lobbyists. He has, however, received contributions from tech industry executives. "Isn't it time that Congress started living like the rest of us," Khanna asks in the ad. He also promises to limit the influence of lobbyists and to fight against "special interest paid travel and the gold-plated pension" for members of Congress.
October 7, 2013 |
In the political year 2014, the marquee show will be the battle for control of Congress, with Democrats and Republicans each waging tough fights to seize back control of the House and Senate, respectively. But for sheer pop-some-popcorn-and-sit-back-and-watch entertainment, few contests can measure up to the Republican primary fight in Wyoming, where insurgent Liz Cheney, daughter of the former vice president and longtime state congressman, is bidding to unseat three-term incumbent Sen. Michael B. Enzi.
August 30, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Even before Facebook begins displaying splashy video ads, it's preparing for a backlash from users like Amy Pittel. The 44-year-old writer and stay-at-home mother from Livermore, Calif., says she's weary of being bombarded by ads on Facebook and the rest of the Internet, most of which she ignores. "I shall continue to do as I always have when an unwanted video ad or commercial comes on: check my email or another Web page until the ad is finished," Pittel said.
August 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - California billionaire and clean energy philanthropist Thomas Steyer is spending $400,000 on television ads critical of Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, the latest effort by the former hedge-fund-manager-turned-environmental activist to inject climate change into statewide elections. Steyer's donation through his political action fund, NextGen Climate Action, helped widen distribution of a League of Conservation Voters ad against Cuccinelli from northern Virginia to Norfolk, Richmond and Charlottesville, starting Wednesday night.
July 31, 2013 |
Facebook's stock price has bounced back, and one reason for that could be a report that says the company plans to charge as much as $2.5 million for TV-style video ads that would be featured on users' News Feeds. The social network plans to start selling the 15-second-long video ads later this year, according to Bloomberg. Marketers will be able to target their ads to users depending on age and gender. Depending on the size of the target audience, the price for each video spot will range from $1 million to $2.5 million per day, according to unnamed sources in the report.
July 11, 2013 |
The woman in the TV commercial is identified as Julie, a mother of two. She's sitting on a bench in a nice yard containing a kids' play structure. A little boy swings in the background. "Two years ago," Julie says, "my son Caleb began having seizures. The medical care he received meant the world to me. Now I'm paying more attention. "I have some questions about Obamacare," she continues. "If we can't pick our own doctor, how do I know my family is going to get the care they need?