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 is the executive producer of Slate’s podcasts. Follow him on Twitter.

John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent 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.

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