Ad War Update

Andrew Sullivan —  Jun 4 2012 @ 3:32pm

The RNC relishes the terrible May jobs report:

The Romney campaign offers a sense of "what a Romney administration would feel like":

Alex Burns has more

This is a more thematic spot than the first two, which ticked off a list of narrower policy areas where Romney would take action: the Keystone pipeline, for example, and the Affordable Care Act. The presentation of Romney as a reassuring figure — a person who will restore the normal order of things, rather than implementing dramatic change — is a contrast to Democratic attempts to cast Romney as a conservative radical.

Meanwhile, the Obama campaign features Republicans against "Romney economics": 

Paul Steinhauser has an early breakdown of general election ad spending: 

Seventy percent of ads run by Democrats in the general election campaign for president have been positive in nature, while 73% of commercials run by Republicans were negative, according to data provided in a weekly note to their clients by Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks political ad spending. … The spots counted in the CMAG data include ads by the campaigns, party committees and independent groups. The CMAG data also indicates that the Democrats have aired more ads than the Republicans. Fifty-six percent of commercials aired were from Democratic advertisers, mainly President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, while 44% were from Republican advertisers, mostly outside groups such as Crossroads GPS.

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