At top, a campaign ad aimed against Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman. At bottom, an ad criticizing Coleman's DFL challenger Al Franken. (Ads courtesy of the Franken and Coleman campaigns)
President, U.S. Senate, Congress, and the Minnesota House of Representatives are the major races in the campaign of 2008. This is the first presidential election without an incumbent or sitting vice president involved since 1952.
Political TV ad spending hitting crescendo
October 31, 2008
With election races in the final stretch, voters can expect to see plenty of political TV ads leading up to next Tuesday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck, who's been tracking how much is being spent on television commercials in the Twin Cities.