Campaign Ad News: Alexi Pulls Negative Ads, TV Stations Pull Brady's

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 28, 2010 6:40PM

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

With days to go before the general election, major television stations are pulling Bill Brady's campaign commercials because he hasn't paid for the airtime. And here we thought the ads last night seemed slightly less offensive because the politicians wised up on negative ads.

WGN-TV is reporting that sources at other tv stations have been unable to contact Brady campaign officials to discuss the non-payment. Brady's campaign told WGN it's reworking its ad buy.

Maybe Brady can take a page from Forrest Claypool's book.

In news regarding candidates for elected office who can afford ad space on television, a press release from the Alexi Giannoulias cam informs us that the Democratic candidate for Senate has pulled all negative ads in the final week of the campaign. Better late than never, we say. But they do get one last negative shot in at Mark Kirk by mentioning that Kirk pulled his one "positive" ad.

Which one was that?