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.
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 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 […]