A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center

The Whoppers Of 2006

The mid-term elections of 2006 brought an unprecedented barrage of advertising containing much that is false or misleading.

When Democrats Attack

Gauging by the attack ads flowing from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party’s House contenders are running against Exxon, Pfizer and Bush. The ads tie Republican House candidates to unpopular industries and an unpopular President. Some of these ads are exaggerations.

A ‘Drug Deal’ Gone Bad

The DCCC’s evidence that Florida Republican Clay Shaw took part in a “drug deal” when he voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan is flimsy at best.

A Half-Truth in the Florida 22nd

Clay Shaw attacks Democrat opponent Ron Klein for being a lobbyist at the state level, but Klein is only a registered lobbyist locally in Palm Beach County.