Sunday, January 9, 2011

WATCH: Collection of TV Ads In Gabrielle Giffords vs. Jesse Kelly Campaign; Sens. McCain and Kyl Slam Giffords Just Before Election Day

Regular readers of this blog know that we tried to post videos of as many of the campaign ads as possible, concentrating on the "independent expenditure" ads - those funded by outside groups without coordination with either of the candidates.  Here are a few that demonstrate the heated rhetoric in the final days of GOP candidate Jesse Kelly's effort to unseat incumbent Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-CD8). 

1) "Controversial "McCain Ads" For McClung, Kelly" (posted Oct. 21)
Arizona Senator John McCain spends some of his extra campaign cash and makes ads supporting Republican candidates for three of the contested House races.  In this one, McCain and Kyl simply stand in front of the camera and explain why they think Gabrielle Giffords is wrong for Arizonans.  (The McCain campaign's failure to timely report these ads appears to violate campaign finance laws and is the subject of a complaint with the FEC filed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.)

2) "Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Ad Running Attacking Jesse Kelly Re: Social Security" (posted Oct. 23)

Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (CD8) began running the following ad this week, hammering GOP challenger Jesse Kelly for his earlier comments supporting privatizing Social Security:

3) "60 Plus Association Ad Lumping Together Reps. Giffords and Grijalva"
The 60 Plus Association made another major ad buy in southern Arizona today, spending $130,000 to produce and run an ad urging a no vote on Democratic incumbent Reps. Gabrielle Giffords (CD8) and Raul Grijalva (CD7).

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