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August 8, 2007

Which Campaign Ads Will You Remember?

We now get a reprieve from the barrage of campaign ads. Which commercials stand out in your mind the most?

Some candidates chose to sling mud at their opponents. And while some of them won their races, others did not. Positive ads seemed more popular this time around. Candidates such as Governor Haley Barbour and Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin stuck to their own attributes and left their competition alone.

Republican Secretary of State candidate Delbert Hosemann ran one of the most popular ads. Hosemann believes his lighthearted spot with a grandmother who can't pronounce his name right helped him clinch more than 50 percent of the G.O.P. primary vote. "I wanted to run a positive campaign," Hosemann says.  "Either I was gonna get elected on a positive campaign or I wasn't. But I wanted to wake up on August 8th and feel comfortable about myself."

We recently asked you in a poll how attack ads affect your vote, if at all. Two-thirds of you said they make you more inclined to vote for the victim of the attack.

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