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Best and Worst Ads of the 2012 Primary?

What were the TV ads that made the difference? Which ones fell flat? How about mailers, radio spots, and other campaign tools? Now that the primary is over, PoliticsPA wants to know: which campaigns stood out?

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We’re interested in what you thought in these categories, and any others you think of:

Best TV ad, overall

Worst TV ad, overall

Best positive ad

Best negative/contrast ad

Best third party ad (PAC or Super PAC)

Best TV ad for a local campaign (state Rep or Senate)

Best web video

Best radio ad

Worst radio ad

Best direct mail piece

Worst direct mail piece

7 Responses

  1. Bill J. said “This woman in nuts, and her ad is terrible.” I am laughing so hard I have tears streaming down my face. What the hell was that? Zoro music playing in the background? Hahahahaha! No wonder she went down in flames. Nuts is an understatement.

  2. I should add that the poll card merely reflects the character of Murphy who hid his liberalism from the voter and lied about his challenger and also the character of the PAGOP leadership.

  3. The poll card issued by the PAGOP listed Welch, Freed, Maher and Vaughan who were endorsed by State Committee. Murphy was never endorsed but at the bottom of the card is says “Endorsed Republicans.” Cheap and dirty and as a member of State Committee I found it disgusting that they would lie to the electorate.

  4. Nomination for Best Poll Card

    Allegheny County Democratic Committee. Not only listed endorsements, as usual; it also warned Democratic voters about Voter ID — Don’t let the Republicans steal your vote in November — and gave info about how to comply with the provision in November, and how voters could take action against the provision.

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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