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The U.S. Electoral Process: Campaign Ads

"'I Approve this Message': 7 Online Ploys to Look Out For this Election Season" by Harriet Levin Balkind, June 29, 2020

(New-York Historical Society, Behind the Scenes)


America Votes: Presidential Campaign Memorabilia
Photographs of campaign buttons, posters and brochures, 1796-2000.

The Living Room Candidate
From the Museum of the Moving Image, presidential campaign commercials from 1952-2012.  Click HERE for the full list.

Online Political Ad Spending
Provides a snapshot of just how much political forces are spending online by pulling data from Facebook and Google. Each advertiser has its own profile that details its spending on each platform over time, and how much the advertiser is spending to target Facebook users in each state.

Political Communication Lab
Stanford University's rich archive of political advertising.  Videos of campaign ads for the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Presidential elections. Ads for the California governorship in 1994, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2010.  Sections on Media Politics and Negative Advertising.