This year's slimiest campaign ads.

This year's slimiest campaign ads.

This year's slimiest campaign ads.

Political ads dissected and explained.
Nov. 3 2006 7:42 PM

The Slimiest Campaign Ads of 2006

Slate crowns this year's worst of the worst.

Click on the video player to play the latest "Damned Spot," in which we present the 2006 Political-Ad Slime Awards.

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Andy Bowers, the creator and executive producer of Slate podcasts, is the co-founder and chief content officer of Panoply.

John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.