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The Political TV Ad Archive collects political ads in the 2016 election. In addition to tracking airings across key primary states, the collection includes ads that may air elsewhere or exclusively on social media.

AZ Senate hopeful Kirkpatrick campaigns against McCain with his own ad

Updated May 19, 2016. In Arizona this week, Ann Kirkpatrick, who is expected to be Republican Sen. John McCain’s competition this fall for Arizona’s Senate seat, is using a novel tactic: she posted a 2010 ad by…John McCain. Earlier this week, Kirkpatrick’s Senate YouTube channel featured this video–an ad that McCain ran in 2010–which shows him expressing support for building a fence between the U.S. […]

The tech powering the Political TV Ad Archive

Ever wonder how we built the Political TV Ad Archive? This post explains what happens back stage — how we are using advanced technology to generate the counts for how many times a particular ad has aired on television, where, and when, in markets that we track. There are three pieces to the Political TV Ad Archive: The Internet Archive […]

Mega metadata on political ads: how we collect it, what you can do with it

The Political TV Ad Archive is wealthy in metadata about political ads. After tracking more than 20 markets across 11 key primary states, we now have more than 171,400 rows of data about airings and archived more than 1,295 ads for posterity. Already, journalists have plumbed these riches to create a video game, charts, visualizations, mash ups, and interactive apps. (For a […]

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Americans for Prosperity
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Democratic Party of Ohio
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American Action Network
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Let America Work
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American Working Families
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A New Voice for Maryland
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Constitutional Responsibility Project
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Courage Campaign Super PAC
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National Rifle Assn
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