Lovely Ohio politics update here, and Kenneth Blackwell's surprisingly not involved:
"In Ohio, Republican Sen. Mike DeWine (news, bio, voting record) had $6.6 million compared to Democratic rival Rep. Sherrod Brown (news, bio, voting record), who had $3.7 million. Brown raised $1.6 million in the three-month period, while DeWine took in $2.1 million.Isn't that nice? Yet Republicans complain about Democrats' commercials and they pull them...hope Brown hits back hard.
DeWine launched his first negative ads of the campaign Friday, criticizing his rival's votes on intelligence spending in the 1990s and opposition to the expansion of government surveillance powers. The statewide ad buy was $470,000.
To emphasize DeWine's claim that Brown is 'weakening America's security,' the ad uses images of the burning World Trade Center towers and head shots of the Sept. 11 hijackers.
Brown's campaign complained that the ad was insensitive in its imagery and selective in its claims, ignoring Brown's support for $2.4 trillion in national security funding since 1993." (emphasis added)