LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners.
Beware, campaign managers: when you're ready to run your ads, there may be no space left! Politico reports that online spots that play on YouTube, Yahoo, and AOL, may be snapped up by a campaign's competitors as a clever political move. Journalist Steve Friess gives us an inside look, and talks about what else is going on in the world of politics and advertisements.
It's pretty rare to get face time with the President of the United States, but Kathy Toigo did, and it only cost her $10. The special needs teacher entered an online drawing, never expecting to get the call that she'd won a lunch with President Obama.
Those dog days of summer are the time to lay out plans for the coming election season. Some Republican scouts are already looking for the best places to campaign in Nevada but others are all but ignoring the Silver State. Then there's the election that no one seems to care very much about - the special election to replace Dean Heller for the last 15 months of his term. Will Republicans carry Mark Amodei to victory or will Kate Marshall steal enough with her tough position on spending and debt.
If you turn on your TV or radio, you're bound to hear a campaign ad. Political action committees are funneling millions into flooding the airwaves, firing at Harry Reid or Sharron Angle in one of the most hotly contested races of the season. But what's the effect of all these ads? Do voters choose one name if they hear it enough? Or do they change the channel? Do accusations of race-baiting or talk of taxees have any effect? What's the psychology behind campaign ads, and what strategy are political teams using this election? Experts hammer out the ads and how they're impacting us. Can campaign ads change your vote?
The man behind the "Don't Vote" campaign explains why his ads urge Latinos to stay away from the polls. Robert de Posada of Latinos 4 Reform joins us to talk about the ethnic vote, whether his ads were part of a GOP strategy (as some critics claim), and the backlash since the "Don't Vote" campaign started.