A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center

A Domestic Issue that Hits Home

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee began running ads attacking Republicans for accepting pay raises while opposing an increase in the federal minimum wage. The ads are accurate, but exaggerated.

Distortion and Insinuation in Ohio

An ad by Republican Sen. Mike DeWine of Ohio distorts his opponent’s record by selectively choosing votes that don’t accurately reflect the overall picture.

Leaps of Logic in a Nevada Primary

Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus and Jim Gibson, mayor of Henderson, NV, are again trading barbs through television ads across the Silver State.

A Bumper Sticker Con in Connecticut

A campaign ad that extols Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman’s “principles” contains an invented bumper sticker and fictitious Web site address.

Down and Dirty in Georgia

Both candidates for the Democratic slot on the gubernatorial ballot overplay their hands.

A False Ad in Georgia

A Democratic candidate for governor accuses a primary opponent of voting against a popular measure … before she was even elected to the legislature.

Would Kerry Throw Us To The Wolves?

A misleading Bush ad criticizes Kerry for proposing to cut intelligence spending — a decade ago, by 4%, when some Republicans also proposed cuts.

An Avalanche of Misinformation

With election day approaching the tempo of ads is increasing, but not the level of factual accuracy. Both sides are making false or misleading claims in their ads.