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Last Updated: Oct 11, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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blank padding uses parody and humor to debunk false political advertising, poke fun at extreme language, and hold the media accountable for their reporting on political campaigns.

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October 9th was the deadline for your Pennsylvania Voter Registration form to be received.


A Pennsylvania judge ruled Tuesday, October 2nd that state officials cannot enforce a new voter ID law in next month's presidential election. 


Political Ads

  • USA Today Ad Tracker
    Ratings of political ads in partnership with
  • Wall Street Journal Campaign Ads
    Rate campaign videos by most negative and most effective, and sort by party and search by keywords.
  • Washington Post Track Presidential Campaign Ads
    Watch the latest campaign ads in the 2012 presidential race and track ad spending during the primaries and general election.

  • Ad Hawk
    Ad Hawk is a free mobile app that allows you to identify political ads as they air and immediately learn about who is behind them. Want to know who is spending money to influence your vote? The app provides valuable contextual information about the candidate, super PAC and issues ads airing on TV and radio this election year.
  • Wall Street Journal Political Moneyball
    To visualize the relationships among political contributions, The Wall Street Journal used social network software to map more than a million records of donor data tracked by the Federal Election Commission.

  • The Living Room Candidate
    Provides more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952.




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