political ads http://nhpr.org en Guinta, Shea-Porter In Another Ad Accuracy Stir http://nhpr.org/post/guinta-shea-porter-another-ad-accuracy-stir <p>The Guinta campaign has taken issue with another <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rAT0lx4SzA">television ad </a>in the race for the first congressional district. This is just the latest salvo of the tit-for-tat that has characterized the contest.</p><p>Guinta’s campaign is upset about an ad from the <a href="http://dccc.org/">Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee</a>, because it makes the following claim…</p><blockquote><p><em>Ad: Frank Guinta voted to make you pay over $1,000 dollars a year more in taxes.</em></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:36:05 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14886 at http://nhpr.org Guinta, Shea-Porter In Another Ad Accuracy Stir Parsing Political Advertising http://nhpr.org/post/parsing-political-advertising <p></p><p>The ads are constant, the sums are staggering.&nbsp; In the presidential race, spending has crossed the half-billion dollar mark.&nbsp; State races meanwhile have seen an influx of big money from outside groups. The ads have ranged from tough to downright zany, even with zombies making an appearance. We look at the latest commercials and whether they’re effective.</p><p>Guests:&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 14060 at http://nhpr.org Parsing Political Advertising Long Obama Ad Running in NH http://nhpr.org/post/long-obama-ad-running-nh <p>New Hampshire is one of seven swing states targeted by a new two-minute television ad launched by the Obama campaign.</p><p>The ad, which began running Thursday, is titled, ‘Table.” It features a seated Obama speaking directly to the camera. The ad opens with Obama reminding voters that the country was at war with Iraq and losing 800,000 jobs a month when he took office.</p><p>He then warns potential voters that his Republican challenger Mitt Romney would reinstitute economic policies that many experts blame for the recession inherited by the Obama administration almost four years ago.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 19:31:25 +0000 Brian Wallstin 13837 at http://nhpr.org Long Obama Ad Running in NH Guinta Campaign Strikes Back Over Shea-Porter Veterans Ad http://nhpr.org/post/guinta-campaign-strikes-back-over-shea-porter-veterans-ad <p>The campaigns of Carol Shea-Porter and Frank Guinta are trading sharp words over a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRQA8mTtQq0">Shea-Porter ad </a>claiming Guinta voted to cut money for veterans’ programs. The ad that Shea-Porter’s campaign released last week stuck to the aggressive tone that the former congresswoman has <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/1st-district-congressional-candidates-square">adopted this election cycle</a>.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:45:02 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 13503 at http://nhpr.org Guinta Campaign Strikes Back Over Shea-Porter Veterans Ad Presidential Campaign Ads Target Seniors In Fla., Younger Voters In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/presidential-campaign-ads-target-seniors-fla-younger-voters-nh Ask your average American about Florida, and you'll hear something like this: It's hot, it has Disney World, and lots of old people live there.<p>And since the weather and Mickey Mouse don't make good attack ads, both presidential campaigns are trying to scare the bejeezus out of Florida's senior population over Medicare.<p>In New Hampshire, by comparison, President Obama's campaign is currently aiming at young voters — specifically those who might need student loans — and their parents, by trying to link the Republican ticket to state GOP-led cuts to higher education funding.<p>The dueling st Thu, 23 Aug 2012 20:14:00 +0000 Scott Finn & Josh Rogers 11464 at http://nhpr.org Presidential Campaign Ads Target Seniors In Fla., Younger Voters In N.H. Do Negative Ads Make A Difference? Political Scientists Say Not So Much http://nhpr.org/post/do-negative-ads-make-difference-political-scientists-say-not-so-much Pundits and commentators are forecasting that this fall's general election will see an avalanche of negative advertising. But as voters gird for the onslaught, political scientists are asking a different question: Will it matter?<p>When the Supreme Court <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/02/23/147294511/understanding-the-impact-of-citizens-united">lifted</a> restrictions on private advertising in elections, superPACs supporting President Obama and the most likely Republican nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 07:05:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 2911 at http://nhpr.org Do Negative Ads Make A Difference? Political Scientists Say Not So Much With New Film, Obama Hopes For Viral Video Boost http://nhpr.org/post/new-film-obama-hopes-viral-video-boost <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2POembdArVo</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 2562 at http://nhpr.org With New Film, Obama Hopes For Viral Video Boost Campaign Videos: A Time-Tested Election Tactic http://nhpr.org/post/campaign-videos-time-tested-election-tactic <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rYk-1qlUR0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd_T-cyabF8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_u5R9ZQofE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzCXcO856JU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXtJhLUOFXE</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 2521 at http://nhpr.org Campaign Videos: A Time-Tested Election Tactic Why Candidates Are Spending Less On The NH Primary This Cycle--And What It Could Mean For The Future http://nhpr.org/post/why-candidates-are-spending-less-nh-primary-cycle-and-what-it-could-mean-future There's been a collective notion swirling among New Hampshire politicos and pundits that this year's Republican primary just doesn't stack up to past events. Candidates aren't as anxious to go to town hall meetings and shake hands at nondescript diners. By and large, they're not throwing astronomical sums of cash into unending TV ads. Yes, they're here, touting the importance of the early New England vote. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:30:42 +0000 Amanda Loder 1301 at http://nhpr.org Final Ad Burst; Final Ad Fizzle http://nhpr.org/post/final-ad-burst-final-ad-fizzle <p>In the closing hours of the primary, the campaigns are turning to the airwaves to make one last push for votes. &nbsp;About a third of the electorate say they have yet to make up their mind. &nbsp;Some 60 television ads a day might help them decide. That might sound like a lot but the real story of advertising in this primary is, &nbsp;there&rsquo;s so little of it.<br /> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 01:01:54 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1268 at http://nhpr.org Final Ad Burst; Final Ad Fizzle