A "Dangerous" Angle:
The SEIU is going up with a particularly hard hitting ad in Nevada targeting Sharron Angle
(R). The ad features one woman as she ages, highlighting how some of Angle's policy positions would influence her life over the years. Ultimately, the ad says that Angle is "too dangerous to have real power over real people."
"Sharron Angle's dangerous ideas will make her life worse - at every stage," the ad's narrator says, referring to a woman on screen. "If she was raped -- and got pregnant -- Angle would force her to have the baby. Her college loans -- ended. If she's looking for work -- it's tough luck with Sharron Angle. At retirement her Social Security -- phased out."
The SEIU is spending $225,000 on the ad. It'll run through Election Day.
GOP Running On "Change:"
The National Republican Congressional Committee is keeping up its offensive in Pennsylvania, and it is hoping to take the "change" mantle away from Democrats. The GOP is looking to pick up possibly eight seats in the state and, on Thursday, they are going up with yet another ad hitting one of their longtime targets: Rep. Paul Kanjorski
(D) in the 11th District.
"Every election year, Paul Kanjorski promises things will get better," the ad's narrator says. "They get worse." After chronicling Kanjorski's on TARP and health care reform, it concludes: It's just not working. Time for a change."
MoveOn Makes Its Move:
After spending most of the cycle thus far off the airwaves, MoveOn.org is blitzing on Thursday. They are airing ads in eight Senate races and 20 House races. The ads continue the progressive left's attempt to tie Republicans to wealthy outside groups (like, ahem, American Crossroads).
"This ad is not paid for by the corporate front groups and oil billionaire who are trying to buy the election," the Illinois Senate ad says. "This is our ad. Made by hardworking Americans who live right here in Illinois. "
Here are the Senate races where the ads are going: Calif., Colo., Ill., Pa., Ohio, Nev., Mo. and Wash.
And here are the House races: AZ-8, NH-01, NY-19, NY-20, VA-05, WA-02, WA-03, NM-02, CO-03, NV-03, NH-2, NM-01, PA-03, IN-09, MI-07, FL-08, FL-24, IL-11, PA-10 and WI-08.
As usual, there are plenty more debates on Friday. There are governor's debates in New Mexico and Massachusetts, as well as Senate debates North Carolina and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
's (D) race against Joe DioGuardi
White House Watch:
After his rally in Portland Wednesday, Pres. Obama
has another big day of campaigning on Thursday. He'll meet with families in Seattle to discuss the economy, then hold a rally for Sen. Patty Murray
(D). He'll then head to to San Francisco to fundraise for Democratic Attorney General candidate Kamala Harris
and the DNC.
Vice Pres. Joe Biden
, meanwhile, will fundraise for Gov. Martin O'Malley
(D-Md.) in Chevy Chase.