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Seeking to call attention to Newt Gingrich's scheduled attendance at a high-profile fundraiser for Republican Party committees next Monday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is taking out Google ads to be displayed in Google's "sponsored links" section next to results for searches on "Gingrich," "Sotomayor," and "DCCC" on Google. Googlers will see the ads on the right-hand side of Google's page after searching for those keywords.

The DCCC is also starting an online petition calling on Republicans to denounce Gingrich for calling Sonia Sotomayor a "racist."

After Gingrich leveled that charge last week, Democrats have viewed Gingrich's accusation--and the media attention it's gotten--as a boon for their party, and two days later the DCCC referenced Gingrich in a press release to targeted districts.

Other groups currently use Google ads for political purposes: when users search for "Democrat" or "Republican," Google displays ads from American Rights at Work promoting the Employee Free Choice Act, as well as campaign ads for Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) (as long as "Democrats" is pluralized.

See the Gingrich ads below:

Say No to Newt

Tell Republicans to Denounce Newt's

Outrageous Sotomayor Comments

www.dccc.org

 

Denounce Gingrich

Tell Republicans Stand Up to Newt's

Shameful Sotomayor Comments

www.dccc.org

 

Outrageous Newt Gingrich

Tell Republicans to Stand Up to

Newt's Offensive Sotomayor Remarks

www.dccc.org

 

Gingrich vs. Sotomayor

Tell the GOP to Denounce

Newt Gingrich's Offensive Comments

www.dccc.org

 

Judge Sotomayor

Tell Republicans to Denounce

Gingrich and his Shameful Remarks

www.dccc.org

 

Newt Gingrich at it again

Tell Republicans to Denounce

Newt's Offensive Sotomayor Comments

www.dccc.org


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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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