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Obama's Ad Men

Obama's long awaited 30-minute infomercial is being produced by Murphy-Putnam, a Virginia firm that worked for Bill Richardson in the primaries and has a long track record of working for red state and conservative Democrats. Among their past clients are Gov. Brad Henry (D-OK), Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-SD), Sen Bob Casey (D-PA) and Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-TN). 

In May 2007, the firm hired Phil de Vellis, the maker of the now infamous "Hillary 1984" ad.

Interestingly, Murphy-Putnam seems to have a few fans in the McCain campaign. Take a look at this ad, which they made for Bob Casey's 2006 race against Rick Santorum, and compare to the McCain "Ayers" ad below. 

Casey Ad:

McCain Ad:

--Eric Zimmermann and Amanda Silverman