Record Number Of Negative Political Ads Air In Minnesota, With One Party Outdoing The OtherMinnesota is on pace for record political spending this year, already exceeding 2014's midterm election money. A new report from the University of Minnesota says most of the money spent on election campaigns this year may be for negative ads.
Karin Housley Ad Accuses Tina Smith Of Profiting From Shady DealingsThere's an eye-catching new political campaign ad from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Karin Housley.
Who's Behind All The Non-Candidate Political Ads?Outside groups from Washington spent more than $28 million inside Minnesota so far.
Whose Voices Are Heard In Campaign Ads?By this point in the political season, it often feels like all television watchers see are campaign ads. Most of the time, those commercials include voices over scary or happy pictures.
Why Do We Run Political Ads?A lot of you are wondering, how can we run these on TV when we know some of them are false or misleading?
What Are Political Ads Required To Disclose?You will see political ads non-stop over the next few months, but it might hard to see the wording at the bottom.
Ads Targeting Pawlenty Ahead Of August PrimariesThe hotly-contested Governor's race appears to be the biggest focus for the last two weeks.
Expert: Be 'Highly Skeptical' Of Political Ads On FacebookOfficials say thousands of fake political ads placed on Facebook were aimed at influencing the 2016 Presidential election.
Behind The Ballot: Do Attack Ads Actually Work?Maybe we say this every election season, but the political ads seem to be more frequent, and a little more mean-spirited this time around. They've everywhere and they go after everything from a candidate's policy to even his hair. It sometimes seems the more ridiculous, the better.
Good Question: When Did Political Advertising On TV Start?Many of you have written us to share your, let's call it, distaste for all of the political ads on television. They're nothing new. So, Cheri from McGregor wanted to know: When did television political advertising start?
Reality Check: Guns And 8th District CandidatesThe hotly contested 8th Congressional District campaign took another turn this week, over guns. The National Rifle Association is pouring nearly $750,000 into a negative ad which mocks incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan. The ad features an actor in a suit and a goofy hat, posing for election-year photos. "Nolan doesn't get basic gun safety, and doesn't know how many shells go in a duck gun," the ad says.
Vikings-Packers Game Big Deal To Minn. Political Campaigns The Thursday night NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers is so big it even affects political strategy.
As Minnesota State Races Go, Light Year For TV Ads Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson are out with their first general-election campaign ads with about six weeks left in their race.
Reality Check: Why Is So Much Political Ad Money Being Spent In N. Minn.?The barrage of political campaign ads has begun in Minnesota. That's no surprise. What is unexpected, however, is all the early spending on two Minnesota Congressional seats. For more than two decades, 7th District Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson was untouchable-- and unbeatable. So why are Democrats spending a fortune to run this attack ad on his little known opponent, Torey Westrom?
Laughs In Minnesota Senate Race Not From FrankenSomeone has a sense of humor in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, but it's not the former "Saturday Night Live" writer and comedian. As front-running Sen. Al Franken sticks with sober ads highlighting his work on issues including the mortgage crisis and mental health in schools, it's Republican challenger Mike McFadden who is bringing the funny.