political ads

A New Kind of Political Ad: ‘Honest Stories Work’
Creators of ironworker Randy Bryce’s viral video are behind new Boyd Melson intro

Democrat Boyd Melson’s introduction video features clips of him boxing and photos from his military service. (Courtesy Boyd Melson for Congress, screenshot)

Matt McLaughlin hasn’t always been a fan of political ads. For a long time he thought most campaign videos were “horrible.”

But it was his distaste with the status quo that led the 31-year-old filmmaker to translate his storytelling techniques from consumer brand commercials to political campaigns.

Broadcasters Fail To Disclose Public Data, But Expect Billions in Revenue

Broadcast television stations , who are paid billions by candidates and campaigns for political advertising on public airwaves, are not meeting federal disclosure requirements, according to two groups who have filed complaints with the Federal Communications Commission.  

The Campaign Legal Center and the Sunlight Foundation have filed compliants with the FCC against 11 broadcast stations for failure to publicly disclose legally-required information about sponsors of political ads they aired this year.  

Congressional Republicans & Democratic Super PAC Ads Flow in Florida Special Election

Congressional Republicans and  a Democratic Super PAC are running competing ads in the Florida special election.  

The House Majority PAC new ad that started to run this morning, attacking lobbyist David Jolly, the Republican nominee in the 13th Congressional District special election. View Roll Call article .