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AK-Sen: Both candidates are out with a new spot. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich takes advantage of the heated Republican primary that ended Tuesday, using clips of defeated candidates Mead Treadwell and Joe Miller attacking nominee Dan Sullivan. Treadwell and Miller hit Sullivan for not remembering fishing licenses or taxes, having weak roots in Alaska, and for being close to out-of-state interests. Treadwell has a particularity devastating line: "If you're gonna represent Alaska, it helps to know Alaska." Ouch.  

Sullivan goes positive, promoting the Alaska spirit as he runs through some very picturesque outdoors. Crossroads GPS also chimes in, accusing Begich of not paying his female staffers as much as his male staffers.

Senate:

AR-Sen: The DSCC spends another $368,000 against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton.

CO-Sen: The DSCC once again goes after Republican Rep. Cory Gardner as extreme on abortion. A press release says the size of the buy is $1 million.

GA-Sen: EMILY's List is spending $1 million on a new spot for Democrat Michelle Nunn. The ad is not online yet, but it will focus on a gender discrimination lawsuit against Republican David Perdue when he was CEO of Dollar General. The DSCC also chips in another $298,000.

KY-Sen: Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell runs a classic negative ad against negative ads.

LA-Sen: The DSCC spends a whooping $2.5 million accusing Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy voting against veteran's interests, while voting to cut taxes for the wealthy. Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu features an electrician criticizing Cassidy for raising the retirement age while voting to cut his own taxes.

MI-Sen: Ending Spending goes negative against Democratic Rep. Gary Peters.

NC-Sen: Senate Majority PAC once again hits Republican Thom Tillis on education. The DSCC throws in another $455,000.

NH-Sen: Next Gen Climate goes negative on Republican Scott Brown.

VA-Sen: Republican Ed Gillespie is out with his first ad, touting his humble origins before talking about his business policies.  

WV-Sen: Republican Shelley Moore Capito goes after Democrat Natalie Tennant on Obamacare.

Gubernatorial:

AR-Gov: Republican Asa Hutchinson responds to a recent Democrat spot accusing him of illegally taking out a tax break on his home. The narrator says Hutchinson made a mistake and reported it, and fuck Barack Obama (he may not have used those exact words).

AZ-Gov: Better Leaders for Arizona, a PAC backing corporate attorney Christine Jones, accuses Republican primary rival Treasurer Doug Ducey of hiding his failures as the former head of Cold Stone Creamery. Jones also has another spot touting her business background, as really repetitive music plays.  

IA-Gov: Republican Gov. Terry Branstad goes positive.

IL-Gov: Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn once again goes negative on Republican Bruce Rauner.

ME-Gov: Independent Elliot Cutler accuses his two rivals of ducking debates.

SC-Gov: Democrat Vincent Sheheen attacks Republican Gov. Nikki Haley for covering up a major security breach after hackers stole millions of Social Security numbers from a state agency.

House:

CA-52: Democratic Rep. Scott Peters touts his support for the No Budget, No Pay Act, and his decision to donate his salary during the shutdown.

CO-06: Democrat Andrew Romanoff talks about student loans.

GA-12: Democratic Rep. John Barrow describes how he took on the Obama Administration to deepen the Port of Savannah.

IL-12: Crossroads GPS attacks Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart on the national debt.

NY-24: Democrat Rep. Dan Maffei is out with his first spot, calling for equal pay for women.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 02:23 PM PDT.

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