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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