It looks like some of the first online ads endorsing a specific presidential candidate bought by a non-campaign entity ran last month. And they were placed by those rabidly loyal fans of Congressman Ron Paul — go figure.
Americans United for Freedom PAC ran 12,000 impressions of this ad endorsing the Web grassroots phenom’s presidential bid on Drudge Report, according to Nielsen Online, AdRelevance. The ads linked to the GOP underdog’s official campaign site. The organization has also run TV spots for Paul.
There’s tons more about what candidates ran what ads where in October here.
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