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Jim Gilmore Senate Campaign Ad


In 2008, two former Virginia governors ran for Virginia's open U.S. Senate seat. Mark Warner, the democratic candidate, won the race. In this television ad, Gilmore compares his fiscal record as governor with that of former governor Mark Warner to explain why he should be elected to the senate. However, Mark Warner also compares his record as governor to Gilmore's in a different campaign ad to explain why Warner should be elected to the senate. How do the two portray the same events differently to promote their causes?

Both ads also mention the 2008 presidential candidates, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama. How does the national campaign affect the state campaign, and vice versa?

Compare with opponent Mark Warner's ad.

Source: Jim Gilmore for Senate, Principled, YouTube (accessed November 30, 2008).

How to Cite This Source
Jim Gilmore for Senate, "Jim Gilmore Senate Campaign Ad," in Virginia Civics, Item #79, (accessed January 27, 2022).
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