Political Ads

Report: Midterm Elections See Record Ad Spending

The 2022 midterms are on pace to blow past the 2018 cycle’s record ad spending after nearly $3.6 billion has already been spent on political and issue ads so far, according to data provided to Axios by an analytics firm AdImpact.


Watchdog Requests Investigation into Dem. Rep. Kurt Schrader for Violating Ethics Rules

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a non-partisan ethics watchdog organization, filed a complaint on Friday with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) requesting an investigation into Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) for allegedly violating House Ethics rules that prohibit members from using official taxpayer-funded resources for political purposes.

Rep. Kurt Schrader D-OR., accompanied by Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., speaks during a news conference, ahead of a House vote on a bill that would prevent Soring in training Tennessee Walking horses on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Facebook Lifts Ban on Political Ads

Social media giant Facebook has finally lifted its ban on political ads this week, ending a months-long restriction set by the site after the November 2020 general election.

Mark Zuckerberg at Georgetown