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The latest news about TV spots by all the presidential candidates
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New Rick Perry Spot, "President of Honor"

New Rick Perry spot. "President of Honor." Don't miss the split-second, subliminal Mike Huckabee shot at the end.

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RealClearPolitics - DNC Hits Romney for Bin Laden Comment

RealClearPolitics - DNC Hits Romney for Bin Laden Comment | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it

Democrats went after Mitt Romney on Thursday for saying "any president" would have ordered the raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden.

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Exclusive: Citizens United's Iowa ad buy on Reagan flick, featuring the Gingriches

Exclusive: Citizens United's Iowa ad buy on Reagan flick, featuring the Gingriches | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it

Citizens United — which is run by Newt Gingrich friend David Bossie — is launching a $250,000 ad buy in the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids markets, as well as on Fox News, promoting a Ronald Reagan documentary from 2009 that was produced by the Gingriches.  The 30-second ad — which features Newt and Callista Gingrich talking about Ronald Reagan and his "rendezvous with destiny."

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Perry’s gold medal in ad spending – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

Perry’s gold medal in ad spending – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it
(CNN) - Rick Perry is winning the ad spending wars, beating all other Republican presidential candidates in advertising dollars spent so far ahead of the 2012 elections. Between January 2, 2011 and December 18, 2011 Perry's campaign spent $1.
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Gingrich Challenges Romney to Debate Over Attack Ads in Iowa - Businessweek

Two front-runners for the Republican presidential nomination are sparring over campaign ads, with Mitt Romney saying the party’s nominee will face worse in the general election and Newt Gingrich challenging him to defend the commercials in a debate.
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Perry's Wife Stars in New Campaign Spot

Perry's Wife Stars in New Campaign Spot | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it
Rick Perry’s wife, Anita, is front and center in the GOP hopeful's latest television ad, which we’ve embedded below for your viewing pleasure.
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Ad Watch: Attacking Rivals, in Black and White

Ad Watch: Attacking Rivals, in Black and White | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it
Make Us Great Again, the deep-pocketed independent political action group supporting Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, is on the air in South Carolina and Iowa with an ad highly critical of Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.
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Home for the Holidays: Share Why You're Working to Re-elect President Obama

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Negative ads mix with holiday cheer in Iowa

Iowa residents flipping their TV channels this season aren't finding a whole lot of Christmas cheer. A barrage of negative campaign ads is flooding the airwaves, with ghoulish images of Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi crowding Santa and doomsday music drowning out holiday song.

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Pro-Newt super PAC buying radio airtime in Iowa

Pro-Newt super PAC buying radio airtime in Iowa | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it
Winning Our Future, the pro-Newt Gingrch super PAC, has started buying time on Iowa radio, a source familiar with the orders says.
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Video: Perry going full populist? - Hot Air

Video: Perry going full populist? - Hot Air | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it

If Rick Perry’s latest TV spot in Iowa gives any indication, look for a lot more populist rhetoric from the Texas governor in the final days before the caucuses. Perry’s team launched this attack ad, called “Three Streets,” aimed at both frontrunners in Iowa. Perry claims Main Street as his constituency, while accusing Mitt Romney of representing Wall Street and Newt Gingrich of getting rich off of K Street.

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Gingrich Calls Romney 'Dishonest' on PAC Ads

Gingrich Calls Romney 'Dishonest' on PAC Ads | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it
Newt Gingrich said Mitt Romney was being "palpably misleading" by saying that campaign rules prevented him from telling a PAC to stop running negative ads.
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Rick Perry TV ad featuring wife Anita lampooned; Ann Romney targets Gingrich (VIDEO)

Rick Perry TV ad featuring wife Anita lampooned; Ann Romney targets Gingrich (VIDEO) | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it
A Rick Perry TV ad has people talking — and some sniggering — again.
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Santorum's pop-up Iowa pitch

Another cameo by Huckabee, this time in a Rick Santorum ad, released in Iowa this morning -- an upbeat spot in the style of VH1's "Pop Up Video," emphasizing Santorum's credentials as a family man and cultural conservative.

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AmericanLP ad attacks Mitt Romney - The Washington Post

AmericanLP ad attacks Mitt Romney - The Washington Post | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it
An attack ad by AmericanLP places Mitt Romney English quote excerpts over him speaking French about the Olympics.
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Fact Check: Romney Ad 'Mischaracterizes' Gingrich on Abortion, Freddie Mac

Fact Check: Romney Ad 'Mischaracterizes' Gingrich on Abortion, Freddie Mac | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it
An ad run by a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney levels a series of charges against GOP rival Newt Gingrich including a “pretty sleazy mischaracterization” of Gingrich’s stand on abortion, The Washington Post concluded in a fact check.
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Newt Gingrich ad: We deserve solutions - The Washington Post

Newt Gingrich ad: We deserve solutions - The Washington Post | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it
A Newt Gingrich campaign ad compares himself to other candidates, whom Gingrich says are focused on attacks.
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Campaign Wives, Campaign Spots

Campaign Wives, Campaign Spots | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it
The Republican candidates (and their spouses) wish us a merry Christmas.
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Barack Obama Ad: Ask Mitt Romney Where He Stands on Raising Your Taxes

Barack Obama Ad: Ask Mitt Romney Where He Stands on Raising Your Taxes | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it
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Newt Gingrich's no-message message - Jonathan Martin and James Hohmann

Newt Gingrich's no-message message - Jonathan Martin and James Hohmann | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it

Gingrich’s comments – coming both unprompted at the start of the event and in response to press questions – marked yet another day that he used his time on the trail to denounce commercials that are being largely funded by a pro-Mitt Romney 

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Ron Paul Ad: ‘Staying on the Right Path’

Ron Paul’s campaign is promoting a new ad about his career as “an accomplished OB-GYN who personally delivered more than 4,000 babies.” 

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Huntsman, Paul & Romney Turn Up Heat on NH TV

Huntsman, Paul & Romney Turn Up Heat on NH TV | Seeing Spots: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ads | Scoop.it
For those New Hampshire residents who still haven't familiarized themselves with Jon Huntsman, never fear.
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Rick Perry: Negativity in Campaign Is 'in Eye of the Beholder'

DeWITT, Iowa – Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he didn’t view the attacks he and his opponents lob at one another as “negative” as long as the statements are true.
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In Iowa, Gingrich Calls for an End to Negative Ads

Newt Gingrich refers to his rivals as "Republican friends of mine,'' with no small amount of irony.
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