Be Afraid, Very Afraid: 10 Political Ads & PSAs That Are Out for Blood

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Scare tactics are common in political advertising, but these ads take spooky to a whole new level. From zombie Republicans to real-life rodent nightmares, you can bet that these ads will haunt your sleep. In the spirit of Halloween, take a look at some of the tricks that political consultants have up their sleeves:

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Patriot Majority PAC Ad Targets Boehner and McConnell

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A Democratic super PAC has launched a six-figure ad buy against the top Republicans in the House and Senate, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), respectively.
Patriot Majority PAC is responsible for the ad, which notes that the government shutdown cost the country $24 billion and blames the GOP leaders.

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Mitch McConnell to face $300K Ad Barrage

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The Democratic-leaning group Patriot Majority is going on air for the next week with a major TV ad buy in Kentucky, where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) is getting squeezed from both the left and the right in his reelection battle, two media tracking sources told POLITICO. The $300,000 buy runs from Oct. 30 through Nov. 5, in every market in the state, the sources said.

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From the Barn to the Capitol: 11 Clever Uses of Animals In Campaign Ads

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Animals lend themselves well to metaphors, so it makes sense that they are constantly featured in campaign ads. But they’re not always the iconic bald eagles flying over majestic landscapes that you’d expect. From demon sheep to Big Bird, political consultants get creative when it comes to putting animals in their ads. These are our some of our favorites:

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Consumer Watchdog Asks: “Shouldn’t Doctors Pee in a Cup?”

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Policemen do it. Football players do it. Even people fighting fires do it! But doctors don’t have to pee in a cup?? Here at Agree to See, we couldn’t help but share this ad on Freaky Friday.

This ad comes from Consumer Watchdog, which is pushing a ballot measure that would require doctor drug testing. The doctors diagnose the problem differently – pointing out that trial lawyers are simply looking to create more ways to sue doctors and hospitals, and that such increased litigiousness would only drive up health care costs even more.

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Virginia Senator Mark Warner Weighs In for Democrat Terry McAuliffe for Governor

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Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Terry McAuliffe keeps building momentum with only 7 weeks to go before Virginians vote.

McAuliffe’s recent endorsement from former Governor, and current Virginia Senator, Mark Warner claims the former Clinton aide will work with Democrats and Republicans to solve Virginia’s problems. The political ad makers strike a nice bipartisan tone clearly meant for the voters in the swing Piedmont and Tidewater areas, while in the DC suburbs of Northern Virginia, McAuliffe relentlessly attacks Cuccinelli as an extreme right winger.

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Freaky Friday: Obamacare Edition

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It’s freaky Friday again at Agree to See and we’re showcasing the two spots that freaked us out big time this week! As the federal at state governments prepare to rollout universal health insurance, Republicans in Washington are doing everything they can to stop it – including potentially shutting down the government. And opposition groups are ramping up efforts to further muddy the waters.

What did they try this week? Scare tactics! Take a look at two recently released ads that will target college students – and freak them out. Let us know if you think these ads are effective, offensive or perhaps both?

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It’s not the creature from the Black Lagoon… but it might be close.

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Just in time for Freaky Friday, we have a truly terrifying ad out of Minnesota, forwarded to us from one of our Agree troupe. Meet Jeffrey Alan Wagner.

While we’re grateful to hear he won’t be frequenting strip clubs if elected, we have to say we’re a little disappointed that he hasn’t yet taken a position on ketchup bottles.

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