Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
It's not an election year, but it sure feels like one:
Drugmakers, labor unions, both national political parties and the sector currently under the heaviest fire — health insurance companies — are all weighing in with significant ad buys. Nationwide, more than $52 million has been spent this year on health-care reform-related ads, according to the Campaign Media Analysis Group, setting the stage for what may be a record-breaking legislative battle.
Speaking of this, we'd like to track the advertising and campaigning around the health care bill over the August recess. If you see or hear an especially egregious ad/robocall/flyer/etc. in your local area, can you let us know about it? Or send us footage, if you have access to it? We'd like to post as much of this stuff as possible. The email address to send it to is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!