Obama campaign buys Union Leader home page ad on NH GOP primary day

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The Obama ad says: "New Hampshire Primary Results: The Tea Party Agenda Wins!" with a button saying "Fight back." Related ads are on the right side of the page. The Obama campaign did the same thing with The Des Moines Register for the caucuses, although there was a kerfuffle about whether the banner ad looked like editorial content because at first it didn't say it was an Obama ad. No such confusion today: The Union Leader ad says, "Paid for by Obama for America." Meanwhile, Google ranks the Republican candidates by volume of searches and notes that the list looks a lot like the latest public opinion polls, with Romney at the top. || Related: The real ad war is in South Carolina, where twice as many ads have aired as in New Hampshire (The New York Times) | In Union Leader, Gingrich gets coveted and ferocious supporter (The New York Times) | Cable News plans for first-in-the-nation NH primary (TVNewser) | A 'Patch' of green arrives with AOL's NH coverage (Capital New York) | Rhode Island city council sues newspaper for publishing political ad with names and photos of mayor and council members (Courthouse News Service)

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.


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