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My Turn: 'Big Money' is the winner

...voters in their camp? Obviously memory loss and tapping into generic disappointment is part of the power of relentless media buys. And they paid off.According to PBS Newshour report on Nov. 10, "More money was spent on these congressional elections...
Gubernatorial races low-key for primary

...and his campaign will escalate in the coming weeks. A week before the primary, Parnell, 51, reported $157,000 in media buys, of which nearly $59,000 is partial payment for television ads after the primary."We're running a tough campaign...
Knowles outspends Palin in fall campaign

...donating $5,000 in cash and $20,133 in in-kind contributions. Palin's expenditures include $125,000 spent on media buys through the firm Walsh Sheppard Flynn of Anchorage. The Palin-Parnell campaign spent less than half the amount that...
Candidates amass last-minute funds

...has since raised more than $767,000. Palin has spent $334,231 since Oct. 6, with $255,000 of that going to media buys through the Anchorage firm Walsh Sheppard Flynn. Also generating a lot of campaign spending is a ballot proposition...
Ex-legislator's son takes stand in corruption trial

...stood in relation to Fairclough a month before the election? No, said the younger Kott. It was too late to change media buys, he said, and polls are unreliable. "It's one of the things I don't put credence to and neither would my dad...
State marketing boost to show up on TV

...thatinvolves marketing committees and board approval, she said. A dedicated funding source would allow better negotiating for media buys, resulting in the state getting more for its money, Dunn said. "You can get savings and your money goes farther...
Measure 1 proponents suspend campaign, they'd been planning to do both radio and television commercials. "We were ready to do a full campaign, with media buys," he said. Whether those commercials ever aired would have depended on whether they could have found donors to pay...
My turn: Revenge of the machines

...are all equals, with equal money to spend and equal interest in the public good. By pretending that massive Corporate media buys are just "free speech," they purposely ignore what has been proven brutally clear by the Third Reich and many others...


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