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September 04, 2014

Education a Central Theme In First North Carolina Senate Debate

In the nation's closest and most expensive senatorial campaign, U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Thom Tillis, squared off on education issues in the first of three debates.

July 16, 2014

Off to the Races: House and Senate Campaigns with Strong Education Angles

As we move deeper into midterm election season, here's a preview of some potentially competitive House and Senate races with ramifications for education.

October 13, 2010

NEA Continues Its Ad Ground Game

The NEA is stepping up its game with new ads designed to protect some vulnerable Democrats.

October 20, 2008

Obama's New Education Ad

Fresh off a record-breaking month of fundraising, Barack Obama's repertoire of new television ads includes one that emphasizes parental responsibility.

December 18, 2007

To the Presidential Candidates: I Will Steal Your Car

ED in '08 has come out with an in-your-face public-service announcement in these days before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses. The ad, which ED in '08 says will start running soon in key battleground states, portrays several teenagers who declare that they are the future. But the future is bleak: "I will s...

December 10, 2007

How Education Plays in Campaign Ads

While the topic of education may be taking a backseat to other important issues on the presidential campaign trail, it's getting some prominent attention in candidates' television ads. Here are a couple of the latest: Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, who recently got the endorsem...

November 28, 2007

'Only Bill Richardson Has a Bold Plan for Our Schools'

That's the opening line of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's new television ad that's running in Iowa. I question the "only" and the "bold" part of his claim. His "bold plan," if elected president: getting rid of the No Child Left Behind Act, expanding prekindergarten, paying teachers more, and ex...

November 27, 2007

Reaching the Youth Vote Through Facebook

Getting young people interested in politics—and to the polls—is still a tough chore. But in this presidential race, and even in next year's governors' elections, the stakes couldn't be higher for the nation's youth, who will be affected by decisions made about education, the economy, and war...

November 16, 2007

Barack Obama to Parents: Turn Off the TV

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has a new televsion ad up in New Hampshire that focuses on education, sprinkled with some parenting advice. (Over at the Democrats for Education Reform blog, Joe Williams writes that Obama, a Democratic presidential contender, is the first candidate in the race to hit tele...

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