Ad War Update

Andrew Sullivan —  Jul 9 2012 @ 7:47pm

Over the weekend, the Obama campaign courted female voters by hitting Romney on abortion and Planned Parenthood:

Speaking of Planned Parenthood, apparently their latest ad buy attacking Romney had its intended effect. These days it seems like most negative advertising against Romney is working, and OFA just launched another "outsourcing" attack as well, this time focusing on Romney and China:

Also, the campaigns seem to know there's a big sports event coming up:

Then there are the Olympic Games, broadcast from London beginning July 27, which have attracted at least $13 million so far in connection with the presidential race. Obama has bought about $5.5 million worth of airtime on U.S. networks, while Restore Our Future, a pro-Romney super PAC, says it will spend $7.2 million. When all is said and done, the two presidential candidates, their parties and independent groups could spend $100 million or more on advertising over the next month, nearly all of it trained on a narrow group of swing states.

Meanwhile in the down-ticket Ad War, the DCCC is going after seven GOP rivals for opposing Obamacare with variations of this web ad:

And Democrats in Nebraska are trying to slow down the GOP's early frontrunner, Deb Fischer, in the race to replace retiring Democratic senator Ben Nelson. They're calling her a "welfare rancher":

Ad War Archive here.