Political Campaign Ads

Many politicians are attacking their opponents with television ads as a election day approaches. Some East Texans are closely watching these campaign tactics.   "I don't care if they are Democrat or Republican, If they want to run for office like I said they don't need to be talking about the other man's faults. They need to be talking about something they can do," says Robbie Maxwell.

Larry Durrett and incumbent Chuck Hopson are using TV ads in a heated battle to be District 11's State Representative. "I think the negative campaign ads are a problem because my opponent will not tell the truth," says Rep. Hopson.

Larry Durrett says his ads only state the facts. "We haven't done any negative campaign ads. We've talked about my record and my opponents record," said Durrett.

Durrett and Hopson agree the political ads have some influence, but on election day every race will be decided by the voters.