Madia's ad named one of Top 8 in House races

Third District Democratic candidate Ashwin Madia's "Running" ad was on The Washington Post's The Fix blog list of best House ads this season.

Here is what Chris Cillizza had to say about it:

There are a lot of boring ways to do a biography ad. This was a standout because it broke from convention -- telling the story of Madia, an unsuccessful candidate for Congress in Minnesota's open 3rd district, while he ran along the streets of the district. "When I was in Baghad I was never able to do this," Madia said. "Just go anywhere and run." Powerful stuff.

Check out the ad below.

A Sen. Norm Coleman ad also made the Senate "Best of" list. Here is what was said about "Angry Al":

In a race that started nasty and just went downhill from there, this ad stood out for its stirring use of comedian Al Franken's words against him. Franken spent much of the last two years seeking to put controversial statements he had made in this past behind him -- reassuring voters that he was serious about serving in the Senate. This ad put all those doubts about Franken back on the table in a visually compelling way.