The CBS News Political Unit is tracking campaign ads in the race for the White House and other key contests around the country. Here's an analysis of recent TV commercials:
Nov. 3: The Gore campaign released Lead, the most scathing attack of George W. Bush's record as Texas governor and his ability to lead.
Oct. 27: A shadowy group has produced a new ad modeled after the "Daisy" commercial aired by President Johnson in 1964. The new ad, in effect, accuses President Clinton and Al Gore of
Oct. 25: An abortion rights group backing Al Gore is airing a TV commercial that says voting for Ralph Nader will help to elect George W. Bush.
Oct. 19: The Democrats have released a new ad that claims George W. Bush can't follow throug on his promise to reform Social Security.
Oct. 19: George W. Bush's newest ad features an education expert to highlight his education record in Texas and lend her endorsement.
Oct. 10: Reform Party presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan is airing a TV commercial on immigration. Meatball claims George W. Bush and Al Gore are "writing off" English as the national language.
Oct. 10: Al Gore launches a new offensive in the Campaign 2000 air war with three campaign commercials.
Oct. 9: Hillary Clinton has unleashed a pair of TV ads attacking Rick Lazio. One adpaints Lazio as a heartless conservative, and the other suggests he's got his hed in the sand.
Oct. 7: George W. Bush's newest ad aims to reach out to voters by iterating his trust in the American people.
Oct. 2: A new ad from New York Republican Senate hopeful Rick Lazio features Gov. George Pataki promoting Lazio as an accomplished moderate.
Sept. 29: Hillary Clinton's new campaign ad in her bid for the New York Senate portrays the first lady as a fiscal moderate.
Sept. 27: Vice President Al Gore's latest TV ad touts his record as a veteran and family man committed to family values.
September 27: The latest ads from the Republican National Committee and the Bush camp focus on comparing George W. Bush's record on education to the nation's.
September 22: Rick Lazio and the New York Democratic Party released ads sparring over taxes. Their message and tone signal the nationalization of the New York Senate race.
September 20: The Republican National Committee releases another campaign ad that attacks Al Gore's heath care and prescription plan, while making statements that could be misleading.
September 19: The Democratic National Committee's newest ad addresses education - an issue where the lines between Republican and Democratic stances have blurred. This ad is an attempt to reclaim theducation reform issue for Al Gore.
September 15: The Democratic National Committee has released an ad playing on the Bush campaign's new slogan - "Real Plans for Real People" - to attack Bush's Texas record.
September 15: The newest ad out of George W. Bush's camp glowingly compares him to rival Al Gore on the issues of prescription drug coverage, education and taxes.
September 14: A new ad from the Republican National Committee attacks Al Gore's prescription drug plan. The new ad replaces the controversial - and allegedly subliminal - "rats" ad.
September 11: The Republican National Committee released another ad attacking Al Gore's credibility. This one links Gore's involvement in the 1996 fund-raising scandal and the VP's alleged opposition to school testing.
September 7: Hillary Clintons latest ad pledges to focus on the Six R's of education. The spot's positive tone signals a hiatus in the ongoing ad war with her GOP rival, Rick Lazio.
September 7: In the newest campaign ad out of the George W. Bush camp, Al Gores words are used against him to draw attention to the recent presidential debate controversy.
September 6: Coming on the heels of George W. Bush's Medicare proposal, the Democratic National Committee takes a shot at the GOP nominee's health-record record as governor of Texas.
September 6: A new ad from Rick Lazio claims to have exposed the "ringer" in Hillary Clinton's latest ad - a woman who used to be on the Democratic party payroll.
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September 1: Al Gore's campaign released Bean Counter, calling for a patients bill of rights. Its positive tone was chosen to contrast with a recent George W. Bush attack ad.
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