November 17th, 2010
01:58 PM ET

Record spent on anti-Obama ads during midterms

Washington (CNN) – Republican candidates, party organizations, and independent groups spent just over $115 million during the midterm election campaign on televisions commercials critical of President Barack Obama.

According to a new analysis of TV ad spending for CNN by Campaign Media Analysis Group, the $115 million is a record for a midterm election cycle.

Click here to read the entire story by CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser.


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  1. pkbish

    Let's hope tha the DNC learned a bitter lesson. Start fund raising now and in 2012, we'll turn the tables on them. No more being namby-pamby wussies in the DNC. No more nice guys.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
    • Paul

      PK, you must be living in a La La land, CNN forgot to mention Democrats outspent Republicans during this mid-term election.

      November 18, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  2. XWngLady

    What else is new!...With all of the 'Watermelons on the White House lawn', 'Obama Welfare Bucks' complete with Kool-Aid and Fried Chicken, Nooses, Burning in effegy, Bones in his nose African Witch Doctor pictures, Dressed up like a pimp pictures complete with prostitute First Lady, Barack the magic negro songs that have been circulating around this country since before he even became President, is ANYONE surprised??? I mean really. Is anyone surprised that there was record money spent on anti-Obama ads? The President's enemies are so full of hate, they can hardly stand it. If they didn't get some control back from him then they were just going to burst!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
  3. standingwave

    Well,if you don't have anything meaningful to say attack the opposition. If you're loud enough and passionate enough maybe people won't notice the lack of substance.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm |
  4. tamade

    I thought we were in a Recession. I guess not!

    November 18, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  5. 3687Adem

    I'm disappointed in the democratic party. There are plenty of accomplishments they could have advertised. They need to GET BUSY!

    November 18, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  6. Milton K. Wiah

    Maybe, you Paul, you do not understand what CNN said. CNN said Republican candidates, party organizations
    and independent groups have spent $115 million on anti-Obama advs. Democrates may outspend Republicans
    by wider margin, it is because many were defending their re-elections bid. But to spend that much amount
    on sitting president is a record. Get it.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  7. Jilli

    Just think what good could have been done with all that money – especially now when times are tough. It's disgusting, but a pretty clear representation of the US today.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  8. bob s

    between the democratic party and NOBAMA just being himself we don't have to worry about him being re-elected . If there is a GOD NOBAMA is one and done

    November 18, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
  9. JimmyZappa

    Hmm. Stick with moderate progress or choose another republican failure to further impede what little progress is already made.

    That is such a TOUGH question.

    November 18, 2010 at 3:39 pm |
  10. Libby60

    Bob s. There is a God, actually, God is. And wouldn't it be a wonderful thing for Him to demonstrate, to those who hate the fact that an African American is the PRESIDENT of USA, His power and sovereignty by making His will to extend the seat that Pres. Barack Obama now hold. See, what happened is that you haters, and God don't like haters, looked up and wondered how in the world could we have let this happen?! A Black man president of USA? THAT, Bob, was God's doing. And He can do it again, no matter how bleak things look now. My prayer is that He will.

    November 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm |
  11. Howard

    There are examples in history of when satan caused evil, even though God was present. A corrupt self-serving lying politician like Obama getting elected to President is an example of when evil triumphs. It's not about a black man becoming President, it's about a communist who hates America getting elected ... no matter what color he is. There are scores of patriotic African Americans who would have made much, much better candidates for the presidency than Obama !!!

    November 18, 2010 at 6:36 pm |
    • buck

      President Obama self serving and corrupt? Communist who hates America? Evil? Some of the more SANE people here would ask that you back those claims up with some facts. Or, simply state from the start that it is a bigoted, brainwashed by big money/media OPINION.
      Seems to me that the President is the only politician in Washington fighting to expire tax cuts on the rich... perhaps that is why they're spending so MUCH of their money to get rid of him.

      November 19, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  12. seanm

    Lots of foreign dollars pouring in to support those free traitors, oops did i say traitors, i meant traitors.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  13. buck

    Big money's reasons for getting rid of President Obama may not be bigotry, but they use their influence to prey on the uninformed or uneducated to bring out their deepest inadequacies. To divide the country along any lines, including party lines or racially, would benefit the manifestation of their agenda.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:30 am |