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Democrat Senator Pushes for Transparency on Social Media Political Ads

Democrat senator pushes for transparency on social media political ads Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Sunday that she is working on legislation that would mandate online political advertisements be subject to the same rules as broadcast ads. “And the rules that apply for ads when they’re put on TV or radio, where you have to […]

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2018 Campaign Ad Spend Will be in the Billions

Most money raised in politics is spent on advertising, and believe it or not, even in this digital age, most of those advertising dollars still go to the long-time king of political advertising: television. Even though the last two years have seen lots of bungled predictions, in the realm of TV ad spending, we are […]

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Scoop: The FEC’s plans for political ad disclosures

Officials at the Federal Election Commission are reaching out to political ad buyers, among others, to solicit more comments about potential new disclosure rules, Axios has learned. At this point, most of the FEC’s efforts are around gathering ideas about ways to modernize outdated disclosure laws. Within the FEC and on Capitol Hill, a few […]

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Russian-Bought Ads on Facebook Spur Lawmakers to Call for Tighter Rules

Facebook Inc. FB +2.34% is suddenly in the crosshairs of lawmakers pushing to crack down on exemptions that allow social-media companies to operate beyond the norms of political campaigns. Congressional leaders and other groups are starting to discuss legislation that would require social-media companies to create a public disclosure portal of political ads shown on their platforms, similar to […]

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Pro-Trump Group Launches a $3 Million Ad Campaign to Prop up House Allies

Hours before the Republican health-care plan fizzled last month, White House officials marched to the Capitol and urged party leaders to call for a vote on the House floor. Several of them later groused privately that they wanted a list of who was with President Trump and who was against him. Although that vote was […]

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Trump’s Reelection Campaign Raised $13.2 Million in First Quarter

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is off to a quick start, pulling in $13.2 million through a trio of committees in the first three months of the year, while paying an unusually large staff of about 20 employees, according to records filed Friday evening with the Federal Election Commission. Nearly 80 percent of the cash […]

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Nexstar Media CEO Says Local TV Is a Healthy and Vibrant Industry

Jim Cramer spoke with Perry Sook, who weighed in on the strength and longevity of local broadcast TV, specifically local news content and political advertising in 2018.  

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House Republican Super PAC Launches Ad for 2018 Midterm Elections

Nine days before Donald Trump is inaugurated president, the House Republicans’ super PAC is launching the first TV advertising aimed at the 2018 midterm elections.  The $1.2 million ad campaign, funded by the American Action Network, is focused on the GOP effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Set to air in 15 […]

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Big 2018 Predicted For Spot TV Political Dollars

With the 2016 presidential campaign’s conclusion just two weeks ago, there’s already chatter about what will happen in the coming years in regard to political dollars in the media. Steve Lanzano, President/CEO of the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB), looks back at the down-ballot activity seen this year, and can only wonder what the next four […]

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